“There is an anaesthetic of familiarity, a sedative of ordinariness which dulls the senses and hides the wonder of existence.”
― Richard Dawkins
It is unusual for us to quote Dr. Dawkins here, but in this, we agree absolutely. It is easy to become unobservant, to focus on what needs to be done or what is just around the corner. It is possible to become jaded to the wonder of the universe, aware as we are that there is an explanation for everything, whether humans have deduced it yet or not. It is important to take time to stand in front of some spectacle, some work of art, some wonder of the natural world, and let awe into your life.
It is important for perspective; we are small and our lives are fleeting. It is important for feeling connected, because we are powerful and our impact can last for centuries. It is vital for inspiring curiosity and provoking contemplation, because those are the first steps in discovery.
So, let awe and wonder into your life. Allow yourself to get caught up in moments, and to let them take your breath away. Be full of wonder and see what it inspires.