The Oprah Magazine recently talked about our need for a sense of awe. ‘Awe,’ it said, ‘Is what we feel when faced with something sublime, exceptional, or altogether beyond comprehension.’ Dacher Keltner of the University of California describes the feeling of awe as pushing people beyond selfishness and giving them a desire to do good. He believes that cultivating awe ‘is part of unlocking the truest sense of life’s purpose.’
But where do we go to find it? The Oprah Magazine recommends seeking it in the beauty of nature and in contemplating the vastness of the night sky. Well, the Bible’s been advocating that for millennia. ‘The heavens declare the glory of God’ says Psalm 19, ‘The skies proclaim the work of his hands.’
So, look up and treat yourself to a good dose of awe.