When: Thursday, May 18 from 1-2:30pm in the Lower Meetinghouse

Video program with author Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and others

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks at the sight of the moon on the rise? Maybe you’ve been moved to tears by the music of Beethoven, or by watching a child’s first steps. In such moments you may find yourself opening to a sense of awe, a long-overlooked emotion that can inspire wonder, a deep sense of connection, and belonging to something larger than ourselves.

Opportunities for awe are all around us, in music, dance, art, sporting events, and nature. Studies show that appreciating such experiences can make our lives feel more meaningful. We need only to slow down, open up, and take notice.

Dr. Dacher Keltner is a renowned researcher on emotions (he was a consultant on emojis) and has studied how people experience awe in 26 countries. In this video program, Dr. Keltner will explore the many facets of this elusive emotion and how we can cultivate in our own lives.

Please join us for what promises to be an enriching program, with time for sharing and discussion.

Registration is not required. Masks are encouraged. Immunization is required.

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