Mindfulness is the practice of bringing us back to the moment, to experience the awesome moment of the now. Lani Shiota, an associate professor at Arizona State University, argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning. Breathing, deep breathing, good images, thoughts, smiling, help us all to get to awe.
Check out this video for some great insight into how Awe Transforms the Body and Mind
When have you had an awe experience? When did you last feel connected with the world around you, to see the sky, mountains, an incredible sunset, sunrise, birds, children playing, laughing, wondrous flowers, a cool breeze on a hot day?