Letting in the Good (episode #4)

Jun 30, 2022

Joy Lab Podcast (episode 4)

Dr. Henry Emmons and Dr. Aimee Prasek are talking all about awe today. Awe might seem like a rare occurrence and entirely outside of your control. But, that’s not true! Awe is really about letting in more of the good and allowing yourself to just be with that experience. And you don’t have to be in just the right place at just the right time to experience it. Drs. Emmons and Prasek reveal what type of thinking might be blocking your ability to experience awe and how you can change that thinking to invite more awe, and more of the good, into your life.

In This Episode:

  • [03:50] Reading of the poem, “Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?”
  • [06:05] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches us how our thinking can change our mood.  
  • [10:45] How we can bypass the errors of our thinking and invite awe into our life.  
  • [15:00] Anxiety can take over your world; however, your life is more than your anxiety.  
  • [20:10] Reading of the poem, “Can’t You See the Mighty Warrior?” 

Key Takeaways:

  • Overgeneralization is when we allow one small experience, usually a bad memory, to apply in unrelated situations. To undo this, you have to develop the ability to observe yourself. 
  • Filtering happens when the criticisms or attacks get through, but the praise or support doesn't. It’s hard to be filled with awe when you filter out the good. 
  • Awe boosts your feelings of joy, generosity, wellbeing, and humility. 

Links Mentioned:

Awe Walk Study


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