take an awe walk
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Take An Awe Walk #FridayReflections

Awesome! A word we use so casually that it seems to have lost its original meaning and power. Remember what ‘awe’ means? A feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. Sometimes we’re so caught up with our lives that we forget to feel awe – to stop and marvel at life. Today, I’m inviting you to take an awe walk.

A heightened state of awareness comes when we look, and then look again, and then relax into whatever situation we are in. When we have a capacity for fascination with simple things, we are able to sit peacefully for hours on a park bench, or in an airport, engrossed by the different gaits and gestures of people as they walk, talk, and stand. We develop the ability to be patient as we stand in line at the grocery store because we have the ability to look with fascination and wonder at all that surrounds us. -Charlotte Davis Kasl

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Take An Awe Walk – find out more here: http://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/awe_walk#data-tab-how

Could your life be more awesome? Find out by taking the Awe Quiz on Berkley’s Greater Good in Action website.

Here are some samples of my awe pictures:


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Prompts for 5 May 2017

1. Thing you most wish you were great at
2. Imagine you had to parent yourself as a child. What would it be like? Get as creative as you can!
3. Cheating partners – forgive or flick away?
4. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice. Use this quote in your post or as an inspiration for one
5. Picture Prompt (credit: Living my Imperfect Life)

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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

18 Comments on “Take An Awe Walk #FridayReflections

  1. Such a lovely exercise in mindfulness.Our mind gets so jumbled up we forget important stuff!
    The now that’s what is important.Thinking about this.

  2. I don’t necessarily take “awe walks” but I do look out the window when I ride in a car or on city buses. I will notice light and shadow, flowers, and other things that interest me. When walking, I listen to bird song. I will have to try your breathing exercise when I walk – sometimes I’m too concentrated on sidewalk cracks, as I’ve tripped and fallen a couple of times!

  3. I loved this lesson in mindfulness. Walking without being mindful of your surroundings or while carrying the baggage of all your worries defeats the purpose. I like how you go about it – step by step.
    I agree we use this word ‘awesome’ too casually these days. It used to convey such wonder.

  4. I know what you mean when you say take and AWE walk – I did so recently in Fort Kochi where I just listened to the waves, seashells tinkling and watched the rolling of the waves; got my feet wet, chased my shoe as it bobbed off with the waves….. Quite a morning I had there!!
    Beautifully written and made me smile in peace.
    BTW I think I corresponded my post to some other prompts – eeps!!! Shall go and change it!!

  5. What a coincedence! I yesterday nyt decided to remind myself to be ‘Mindful’ as much as I can. Since morning I have been trying it out & its been a gr8 day.
    Used to take such Awe walks. Havent been doing that since a long time. Will surely get out time for that now.

  6. I love this! Personally, I cannot wait until the weather here improves a bit so that I can get myself and the kids out on some walks. I feel that in a world full of screen time, my kiddos need awe walks just as much as I do!

  7. Truly awesome pictures Corinne. YOu are right about stopping and staring to take in the awe. There’s awesomeness in almost everything we see…..We just have to become aware of looking for it.

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