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Zen and the art of awe


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In thinking of healthy activities, regular exercise and eating “superfoods” like kale and broccoli come to mind. Yet activities that directly engage our emotions may possess even greater health and wellness benefits. Recent research points to particular benefits of the super-emotion: awe. Feeling awe is associated with emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual health and happiness. A lot of big effects for such a little word.

What exactly is awe? Albert Einstein referred to awe as “The source of all true art and science” (1). Awe is one of those words that we all understand experientially, yet may not have an easy time defining.

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