Barbara Fredrickson calls awe, “the grand canyon emotion”. When you feel overwhelmed by greatness. It’s the feeling you feel when something is so big, so miraculous, so beyond your wildest imagination, that you feel how tiny we are.
It helps us feel connected to something bigger than ourselves.
Awe is helpful for us anytime we’re feeling overwhelmed, angry or frustrated. Awe helps us feel connected on a universal scale. Awe has even been found to expand our perception of time by giving us a profound sensation of the present moment.