Seeking Awe

I read an article earlier this week that said people who experience and actually seek awe are happier people. Intrigued, I looked into this idea more, and indeed, this school of thought has been around for a few years now.

I felt like I had uncovered a truth about myself. I crave awe. I seek it, literally climbing mountains to find it. I see it in rolling landscapes, in the reflection of sky in still waters, in the strangely carved hollows of long dead trees, in the rumbling wind off of a waterfall, and so much more.

An awe-inspiring view from Richard Russell Highway

I find my awe in nature and outdoor adventure. But other people may find their awe in other things, man made things-art, music, architecture.

Awe is a vast beauty that makes you feel small, yet importantly connected to your surroundings. It’s inspiring, it’s motivating, but most of all, it makes you a more contented person.

So, where do you find your awe?

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