Positive Perspectives Series on Awe
The purpose of the Positive Perspectives Series on Awe in the twenty-first century is to focus on positive perspectives on awe and some of the synonyms or related words of awe without attempting to prove or disprove that “awe and fear” experiences more than five-hundred years ago still exist in the twenty-first century.
What is “awe” anyway? If you look up dictionary definitions, you can come across many words to explain astonishing and wonderful experiences of awe. You can also read in some dictionaries about very negative experiences of the word “awe” that began in English more than five-hundred years ago. Although some dictionaries still treat “awe” and “fear” as synonyms, in reality, the definitions of “awe” have changed significantly in five-hundred years.
In addition, the Positive Perspective Series on Awe refers to various meanings of awe without any positive or negative theological references to God. Rather, the focus is on how you think and feel about your own perspectives on your own life.
Ask yourself if you have experienced positive awe. Have you ever been somewhere, seen, or heard something that made you stop in your tracks? Have you tasted or smelled something that was so astonishing that you couldn’t move forward? If you remember these times, were they were so stunning that you couldn’t forget them? When you experienced those extraordinary moments, you were enjoying the wonderful experience of awe.
Positive Perspectives on Awe and Curiosity
Positive Perspectives on Awe and Curiosity take you through more of the journey of experiencing positive perspectives of awe in new ways. This particular journey of positive perspectives on awe and curiosity focus on the questions of your life. Curiosity is the secret in our brains that wants to know “why?” Asking questions about what you don’t know is the essence of curiosity. How would we as humans exist if no one was even the slightest bit curious about anything?