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158. See Your Inner Light With Awe (encore)

Awe is a powerful element of joy and a powerful contributor to good mental health. And it isn't just something to experience when magical, mysterious, or rare events surprise us. Awe is something we can practice daily. But... how?! We'll talk about some cognitive barriers that may hinder it, such as overgeneralization and filtering. We'll also offer some practical steps to welcome more awe into our lives and uncover more of the joy that resides within us. 


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Key moments:

00:00 Welcome to Joy Lab

00:43 Exploring the Theme of Awe

01:32 The Mystery and Value of Awe

03:05 Mary Oliver's Perspective on Awe

05:37 Understanding Cognitive Barriers to Awe

13:47 Awe from Within: A Personal Story

22:43 Practical Tips for Cultivating Awe

24:00 Conclusion: Embracing Awe in Everyday Life


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