I’m grateful for the AWE moments. AWE moments are those moments that truly MAKE you take a deep conscious breath because whatever it is you are looking at or experiencing takes you to a place of the most authentic joy. It can be from a moment shared with loved ones, nature, animals, friends, strangers, roller coasters, pictures, books, etc. It’s not something giving you this feeling, it’s you truly being at one with the moment and appreciating it that gives you the feeling. You don’t even have to leave your room to feel the AWE. It could be how an author describes something. It can be nature pictures you find online. You could have an AWE moment from watching home videos or a movie. An AWE moment can come from acts of kindness either that we participate in or watch. The beauty of AWE is that it is a place of oneness. When we are in a place of AWE, we are aligned with love, abundance, and peace. We are aligned with the exact moment we are in to experience the miracle of the moment. I’m so grateful for the AWE moments.
Today, I commit being in AWE. Like I said, we don’t have to go anywhere to feel AWE, so even if I have no plan of leaving my house, I can still get there. I can be in AWE from looking at nature photography, watching Ted Talks, seeing beautiful art, reading a meaningful book, or a fiction book with elaborate worlds. I can watch a movie, and the loving exchange between characters can bring me to tears of AWE.
Then, just walking out the door, I can look up at the sky and often will feel AWE when I watch cloud formations, see wildlife, or notice the colors of sunrise or sunset. AWE comes to me when I’m sitting in Zoom meetings and talking about AWE or listening to someone else talk about AWE, which is what recently happened and inspired me to write this piece. There is no excuse for me not have some AWE moments daily! It’s a choice whether to do something that I know will bring me authentic joy or not to. If I’m not willing to commit to being in AWE, I’m moving too fast and missing the gifts that are in front of me. If I do that often enough, I align with fear, lack, and separation instead of love, abundance, and peace. At the moment, I choose to stay in a loving place, because it feels better here. Even my sadness feels better when it’s not aligned with stories of fear, lack, and separation. So, today, I commit to being in AWE, and I will do it again tomorrow.
Today’s post is dedicated to Allen Klein. Thank you for dedicating so much of your life to helping individuals align with joy! His upcoming book is the Awe Factor: How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2020
Author of Letters from a Better Me