Putting Your Awe into Awesome

by Connie

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Can I share an insight with you? 

It’s somewhat of a secret, which is really quite unfortunate.

I’d love it if you’d help me spread the word.  Here goes…

There’s a direct-connect between your spirituality and your sense of awe

It’s true.  Cross my heart, you can take this to the bank. 

If you’re feeling lost or disengaged from your Life and the people in it, reconnect with your sense of amazement.  When you set fire to your wonder with the world, you’ll re-ignite your spirituality. 

Adopt an Inquisitive Mind-set

Communicating curiosity and exploring your world helps you express your uncertainty with the unknown or unexplainable. 

By grasping an appreciation for the things you can decipher, it helps you come to terms with things you can’t begin to understand; things like death, loss or the indifference of others.

Ah, but the Universe always strives for balance.  This is why we respond with joyfulness and elation when encountering beautiful things, as well. 

It’s why I shed a tear of joy when I hear the first notes swelling up from a symphony orchestra.   Moments like that connect me to my humanity and my humility.

While listening to the music I wonder, ‘How does one compose this movement in their head, so they can share it with the rest of us?  How do the musicians make those notes come alive?’ 

We’re astonished when hearing or watching achievements which test the limitations of our body, mind and spirit. 

It’s why ‘So You Think You Can Dance, the ‘Idol’ franchise and any major sporting event makes such compelling viewing.

We relate to the human drama.  The story behind the story is what connects us.

It causes us to question:

  • What brought them to the competition? 
  • Who are they dedicating their song, dance or win to, and why? 
  • What personal challenge did they overcome so they could get the chance to live out their dream?
  • What motivated them to explore their obsession?  How did they come to live and breathe it? 

Are You Up to the Challenge?

While listening to someone’s amazing story of personal fortitude we wonder how much character or strength our physical body or psyche could endure, if put to the same test.

This is why stories of survival against all odds are so popular and inspiring. 

Immersing yourself in awe and wonderment is an ideal way for you to connect with the many facets of your spiritual experience.

I’m a fan of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.  I follow ‘SYTYD’ because to say I have two left feet would be an enormous understatement.

I must’ve stepped out for lunch when they handed out the whole rhythm and graceful, body-awareness thing. 

When I watch the competition I think, ‘They have the same body I do.  How do they do that? How can they contort, leap and become one with the music, like that?’

Simply put, I’m amazed.

At the same time, I’m deeply connected to the intangible and eternal within me, while cheering on those who are capable of expressing themselves that way.

Exploring your human-ness connects you to those around you.  It unites your sense of wonder in your Life while bonding you to others

The contestants are dancing because they have to, because part of them would wither and die if they didn’t. 

While I can’t dance, I can certainly understand that. 

Whether they know it or not, they’re also dancing for those of us who don’t have their talent. 

I’m on that stage expressing myself vicariously through their movement, wanting them to succeed.  The dancers and I have bonded.

Bridges are built between humans via common, shared experiences.

Acknowledging your connection to others will energize your spirit, along with linking you to the intangible and intuitive in your Life. 

You’ll be inspired by someone, and quite likely, you’ll inspire someone else as well. 

Isn’t it time you started your quest? 

Be open to the unknown and unfamiliar. 

Be aware of the coincidences that appear in your Life. 

Synchronicities are there to point you in a specific direction.  They’re sign posts, guiding you along towards opportunities and adventures. 

Be amazed with the things around you.  Be in awe of your Life.   Speaking from experience, remarkable, life-changing things can happen, when you’re open to this exploration.

I think it would be awesome if you would be kind enough to click on the ‘share buttons’ below to email, tweet or facebook ‘like’ this post. 

I’d love to hear your comments about the amazing things that have shown up in your Life giving you guidance and direction.  Please leave a comment below, to share with other followers of The Power to Live

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Tina Tuszynski November 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Very inspirational article! It’s so true – I sometimes find myself tearing up at the smallest of things, and then get embarassed and hope no one saw me. But I realize that it’s sometimes the power of all of us to achieve beauty that can be emotional!
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Connie November 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Hi, Tina,

Thanks for sharing your perspective. I’m glad I’m in such good company, tearing up over the small or amazing simplicities in our Lives. :~)

I long ago gave up being embarrassed when I get emotional over things. I’m not much of a crier, but can’t help but get goose bumps and misty-eyed when I hear a patriotic song or moving song.

I really enjoyed your comment about, ‘the power of all of us to achieve beauty.’ That’s such a perfect way of saying that!

Each of us Does have the ability to create. It’s up to each of us to discover what we were put here to create and share with others, isn’t it?

I’ll check out your post on boosting immunity, before the germy season kicks in.

You may enjoy this post I wrote last year, on the same topic. You can find it here: http://thepowertolive.com/715/what-to-do-when-a-bug-is-bugging-you/



Bryce Christiansen November 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I like your thought on maintaining an inquisitive mind. I am theoretically motivated. I enjoy learning useful things. It gives me a sense of progress in my life.

Like you said, it brings the “awe” in awesome.

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Connie November 11, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Hi, Bryce,

Thanks for taking the time to write.

I like your thoughts on how learning gives you a sense of forward movement in your life.

It may sound hokey, but each night while falling asleep, I think about what it is that I’ve learned that day.

Somedays it may be a little thing and other times its something that required more brain power or personal self-examination.

I believe that staying curious, inquisitive as you said, is what keeps us young.

Thanks for sharing your recent post, too. I’ll be sure to check it out.



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