This powerful 3-minute video discusses how awe was biologically selected by evolution to help us survive, thrive and continue to adapt.
Based on the ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, and his study The Biological Advantage Of Being Awestruck, this video beautifully draws on Humphrey’s explanation of awe:
“….consciousness is a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent… this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success…”
What we loved how this video is how it connects biology with the importance of keeping our consciousness in a state of enchantment. Pretty amazing, right? Tell us what you think below.