Message From Reclaiming Earth Committee 

Awe: “A feeling of being in the presence of something vast or beyond human scale that transcends our current understanding of things.”

Dacher Keltner
Social Interaction Lab
University of California, Berkley

“Awe binds us together, helps us see things in a new way, makes us nicer—and happier, alters our bodies.”

Paula Scott
Feeling Awe may be the secret to health and Happiness”
Parade Magazine, Pages 6-7
Oct. 9, 2016

In Laudato Si we read:

”No one can cultivate a sober and satisfying life without being at peace with him or herself. An adequate understanding of spirituality consists in filling out what we mean by peace, which is more than the absence of war. Inner peace is closely related to care for ecology and for the common good because, lived out authentically, it is reflected in a balanced lifestyle together with a capacity for wonder which takes us to a deeper understanding of life.” (Par 225)