You may know that every year during the holiday season we invite you to take action for a worthy cause. This year we encourage you to take an Awe Walk – a stroll in which you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward. In other words, pay attention and be mindful of your surroundings. Use your senses, look around and keep an eye out for seemingly small things. Focus on what you hear and smell. Taste the air, touch a tree, a stone or any kind of surface and feel its texture. We are surrounded by miracles if we just choose to see them!
Ideally, an Awe Walk takes place in nature where it is easy to feel a sense of wonder for creation. However, even if you take a stroll in the city, you can experience awe if you keep your eyes and mind wide open. Wherever you go, appreciate your environment and be grateful for what you have and if you enjoy the walk, repeat it regularly! A recent study found that a regular dose of awe may boost positive emotions, such as compassion and gratitude. Awe Walks are simple, easy, short and cost-free. So no more excuses!