I found these words today by Rob Brezsny, astrologer, philosopher, instigator, and author of Pronoia is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You With Blessings.
I talk a lot with my clients and students about taking time to notice what’s going well, to mark and celebrate the seemingly small victories that are actually the mile-markers on the journey of Self-Love. I like Rob’s perspective on reverence in this piece, and I hope you find it useful, as well.
Reverence is one of the most useful emotions. When you respectfully
acknowledge the sublime beauty of something greater than yourself, you
do yourself a big favor. You generate authentic humility and sincere
gratitude, which are healthy for your body as well as your soul.
Please note that reverence is not solely the province of religious people. A
biologist may venerate the scientific method. An atheist might experience
a devout sense of awe toward geniuses who have bequeathed to us their
What about you? What excites your reverence? I invite you to explore the
deeper mysteries of this altered state of consciousness.
If you’d like to know more about Rob and his work, check out his website