Can a Sunrise Change Your Life?
Exploring the Science of Awe, Generosity, and the "Small Self"
Can a Sunrise Make You More Generous?
***intro story from JMT
***JMT video here.
Here are some of my other favorite sunrises…
The Research Validated my Experience
***summary of the research
The “Small Self” is the Key to Gratitude, Generosity, Connection with Others
What the Ancients Can Teach us About Awe
***job and his friends. Mechanistic world i can control run by natural laws vs. a universe held in the palm of an omnipotet God.
Then Job replied to the Lord:
2 “I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.
4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.’
5 My ears had heard of you
but now my eyes have seen you.
6 Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.”
Practical Ways to You Can Experience Awe
I have found that experiencing awe is like exercising a muscle. I have seen countless sunrises in my life, but it has only been recently that this simple experience takes me into a euphoric state of gratitude…
***picture of the sunrise over 241
Beauty. “Revelation of small things”
Awe and prosocial behavior