We experience awe when we encounter things that are greater than us in some way – vast in size, or that transcend our current understanding of the world.
Even brief experiences of awe have been shown to reduce stress and make us kinder – more altruistic, less entitled, and more humble. When we feel awe, we get a better sense of how we fit into a larger whole, a collective, a community of living things. We feel more curious and more connected. Awe is a strength.
One of the best ways to cultivate awe is to go on an awe walk: