The Power of Awe


"Awe is where you find the impossible in the common."

Beau Lotto ​Founder and CEO of Lab of Misfits​


Gazing up at the stars, watching the acrobatics of Cirque de Soleil, or experiencing a moment of religious rapture connects us to something that feels larger than ourselves. Seeking out a regular dose of awe can strengthen the immune system, increase feelings of gratitude and compassion, lift up people who have experienced trauma, and change our perception of the world around us. But modern culture—filled as it is with the demands of screen time and the draw of social media—seems to be causing an awe deficit. How do we rekindle the sense of wonder that can give meaning to our lives?

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