To wrap up our Thursday Thoughts, we are focussing on Awe.
According to Dacher Keltner and Jonathan Haidt, there are two key components of awe: vastness and accommodation. Vastness, being something that is experienced as much larger than the self, and accommodation, being the process of adjusting mental structures to make way for something new.
Awe has been linked to improved physical health, stronger relationships, and feelings of connectedness.
But how do we find awe whilst at home?
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
― Marcus Aurelius