“That feeling of being overwhelmed by beauty or magnificence is so precious and rare and yet these rare encounters are the moments where we are convinced that we are actually living”.
Thinking about when I’ve felt the rush of being in awe, it’s been on trips to new places, seeing (and falling more in love with) a band I adore in concert, or taking a leap of faith that’s both exciting/terrifying. All in which, don’t happen as often as I’d like. Have you seen this YouTube video? You need to!!! I love a good life/outlook philosophy and this “perceptional apparatus” is so interesting (and dare I say…life changing?).
This quote really hit home. “Once we create a comfort zone we rarely step outside of it which causes overstimulation to the same kinds of things which render stimuli invisible. Your brain has already mapped it in your head and you no longer have to be engaged by it”.
If you are caught up in routine, you need to make your way out and experience new things. It’s so important to fill your life with depth, take chances and explore the unknown. I’m going to try and accomplish feeling awe in new ways from here on out. What are your thoughts after watching? If you have any other videos or books like this you love, please send them my way!
Check out the video and the entire “Awe” channel for chillingly beautiful ideas and language.