Seek Out Awe

^z 19th January 2024 at 5:45pm

In her opinion-essay "What a musician turned cognitive scientist wants you to know about life", after some personal anecdotes Maya Shankar advises:

Look for opportunities to practice imaginative courage, remember that why you do something is more important than what you do and, whenever possible, try and seek out awe.

(in the Washington Post 2023-06-26, adapted from a May 2023 commencement address at the Julliard School; cf Art, Courage, Life (2000-07-03), How Great Thou Art (2005-03-16), This Is Water (2009-05-21), Mantra - Help, Thanks, Wow (2015-01-06), Numinous (2020-08-09), Scout Mindset (2021-11-14), ...) - ^z - 2023-07-01