With deepest thanks to our Camino Sabio Spanish community leaders and Wisdom circle for hosting this powerful and poignant global practice event!
Carmen Horst – from Indiana, raised in Argentina
Marcela Huepe – from Chile
Josefina Fernandez – from Cleveland Ohio
Come, come, whoever you are,
wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving,
it doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times.
Come, come again, come.
Dr. Keltner writes that awe is critical to our well-being — just like joy, contentment and love. His research suggests it has tremendous health benefits that include calming down our nervous system and triggering the release of oxytocin, the “love” hormone that promotes trust and bonding…
Dr. Keltner found that awe activates the vagal nerves, clusters of neurons in the spinal cord that regulate various bodily functions, and slows our heart rate, relieves digestion and deepens breathing.
It also has psychological benefits…Awe seems to quiet…negative self-talk, by deactivating the default mode network, the part of the cortex involved in how we perceive ourselves…
“We are at this cultural moment of narcissism and self-shame and criticism and entitlement; awe gets us out of that,” Dr. Keltner said. It does this by helping us… “realize our place in the larger context, ecosystems, our communities.”
Dacher Keltner’s new book:
Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and how it can Transform your Life