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Two Aspects of Awe

  • Vastness. It refers to the feeling of something perceived to be much bigger than yourself, which leads to a diminished sense of self.
  • Accommodation. When we experience awe, we have to accommodate what we have just experienced. It can be terrifying when we fail to understand and enlightening when we succeed.

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Feelings of awe have historically been recorded when individuals encounter contact with a "higher" power.

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Each of us is the protagonist of our own life. Our goals feel like the most important thing in our world.

Awe is an emotional response to being in the presence of something greater than yourself, and that exceeds current knowledge structures.

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