Awe and our nature

A recent study found that most people experience awe twice a week.

I assume this refers to bigger experiences of awe, perhaps triggered by nature, a baby, music, and so on.

For me, I would say that awe is always here. I may be focused on something else. And it may not be a label I consciously put on it. But it’s always here. There is always quiet awe here, and it seems connected with what I more fundamentally am. (And especially noticing what I more fundamentally am.)

AWE IN THE CONTEXT OF WHO I AM

If the oneness we are takes itself as primarily a human being, as something particular within the field of experience, then awe for us is likely something that comes and goes. It’s more about the bigger experience of awe, and that comes and goes as any other experience.

AWE IN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT I AM

If the oneness we are recognizes itself, it seems a bit different.

Here, I find myself as the whole field of experience. I am what it all happens within and as. I am what the world, to me, happens within and as. That opens for a natural receptivity, and also a natural quiet sense of awe. It seems quietly inherent in our nature noticing itself. (Of course, it can be temporarily obscured by human reactivity, hangups, and so on.)

DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS OF THE SAME AWE?

As far as I can tell, the awe is the same in these two instances, it’s more the expression that’s different.

One expression is the awe that comes and goes and is triggered by different things. This awe has a volume button and is connected with certain experiences and situations.

The other is a quiet awe that’s more in the background and always here, and it seems connected with noticing my more fundamental nature.

And both are here at the same time. There is a quiet awe in the background and the awe that has a volume button and becomes stronger in some situations.

THE AWE OF ANYTHING EXISTING AT ALL

There is also a special trigger of awe for me, and that’s the awe of anything existing at all.

How come there is something rather than nothing?

This stops my mind since it cannot find even the beginning of an answer anywhere.


DRAFT FRAGMENTS

As anyone else, I typically assume that my experience is typical, it’s how most people experience the world. And when I read these types of things, I am reminded that maybe it’s different.

When I read these types of things, I am reminded that my experience

INITIAL DRAFT

A recent study found that most people experience awe twice a week.

For me, I would say that awe is always here. I may be focused on something else. And it may not be a label I consciously put on it. But it’s always here. There is always a quiet awe here, and it seems built into what I am, and more specifically what I am noticing itself.

A lot comes down to what we mean by awe. If it’s a big experience of awe, then yes, off and on during the week. (Often connected with nature, people, music, or art.) And if we mean the essence of awe in the background, then all the time.

So is awe built into us? I would say yes and no. It’s clearly built into us as something we can experience. And it does seem built into what happens when our nature notices itself.

If the oneness we are takes itself as primarily a human being, as something particular within the field of experience, then awe is probably something that comes and goes. It’s more about the bigger experience of awe, and that comes and goes as any other experience.

If the oneness we are recognizes itself, it seems a bit different. Here, I find myself as the whole field of experience. I am what it all happens within and as. I am what the world, to me, happens within and as. That opens for a natural receptivity, and also a natural quiet sense of awe. It seems quietly inherent in our nature noticing itself. (Of course, it can be temporarily obscured by human reactivity, hangups, and so on.)

There is another source of awe here for me, and that’s the awe of anything existing at all. That too seems quiet and ongoing.

WHAT KIND OF AWE?

A lot comes down to what we mean by awe. If it’s a big experience of awe, then yes, off and on during the week. (Often connected with nature, people, music, or art.) And if we mean the essence of awe in the background, then all the time.

IS AWE BUILT INTO US?

It seems that awe is built into me.

It’s built into me as something I can experience, and I assume awe has a survival function for humanity.

And it does seem built into what happens when our nature notices itself.

AWE IN THE CONTEXT OF WHO WE ARE

If the oneness we are takes itself as primarily a human being, as something particular within the field of experience, then awe is probably something that comes and goes. It’s more about the bigger experience of awe, and that comes and goes as any other experience.

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