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The Awe Factor

The Awe Factor

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THE AWE FACTOR
How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life

by Allen Klein
Foreword by Jack Canfield
Paperback, 224 pages
Conari Press

Book Summary

This book will show you how to escape the everyday ruts of life by opening your eyes to the awe and wonder around you.

The heart of the book is its amazing awe-related stories. But it also shares the latest scientific findings on the subject and its effects on our health and happiness. For example, over the past dozen years, or so, scientists have found, among other things, that awe:
  • Connects us to others
  • Lowers our stress level
  • Enhances positive emotions
  • Increases our compassion
  • Increases our creativity

With a sprinkling of the spiritual and scientific, The Awe Factor will take you on an exploration of a human phenomenon. And with bonus awe-awakening tools, tips, and techniques, the book will help you become more aware of, and increase, the awe and wonder in your life.

 

CONTENTS

Foreword

Part One: ASPECTS OF AWE
  • WHAT IS AWE?
    • Attributes of Awe
    • Nature-Made Awe
    • Human-Made Awe
  • The Gifts of Awe
    • Why is Awe Important?
  • That's Awesome

Part Two: AWE-INSPIRING STORIES
  • MINI AWE MOMENTS
    • Chance-Meeting Awe
    • Chance-Happening Awe
    • Looking-for-a-Sign Awe

    MAJOR AWE MOMENTS
    • Higher-Power Awe
    • Connected-to-the-Universe Awe
    • Connected-to-Others Awe
    • Knock-Me-Over Awe
    • When-You-Least-Expect-It Awe
    • Full-Circle Awe
    • Familiar-Objects Awe
    • Final Awe

Part Three: AWE-WAKENING PRESCRIPTIONS
  • STOP
    • Slow Down
    • Be Mindful of Miracles
    • Be Mindful of Mystery
    • Manifesting Awe
  • LOOK
    • Look Around
    • Curious
    • Flower Power
    • Take a Hike
    • When-You-Least-Expect-It Awe
  • LISTEN
    • Lend an Ear
  • AWE CATCHERS
  • WHAT IS AWE, AFTER ALL?
  • FINAL WORDS OF AWE



Excerpts

Chance-Meeting Awe

MEETING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Several years ago, I went hiking in Yosemite National Park with my husband. We were near the top of the Mist Trail which leads to the magnificent Vernal Falls. As we approached the summit, someone, who was headed down the trail, shouted out my name. The voice was familiar, but I had a hard time recognizing the person's face. It wasn't until I got closer that I could tell who it was. He was an apprentice of mine in summer stock when I was a scenic designer. It was probably at least 35 years since we had seen each other and here we were, meeting again in a most unlikely of places.

MEETING ACROSS THE WORLD
Another time my husband and I were vacationing in Paris. It was a long flight from San Francisco so the first thing we did when we got to our hotel was take a short nap. We then headed for a walk in the sunshine to reset our internal time clock. When we turned our first corner, there was a friend from San Francisco sipping coffee in a cafe. Neither of us had known we would be in Paris at the same time.

MEETING AT THE AIRPORT
A few years ago, I was at the airport waiting for my flight to Newark, New Jersey. Seated next to me was a couple who were going to London. They were very upset because their flight had a long delay which meant that they would miss a show for which they had tickets on the day they arrived. I chatted with them awhile, gave them a card about my latest book You Can't Ruin My Day, and reminded them of how a child might see this as an adventure. I encouraged them to focus on the things that were right rather than what weren't. Fast-forward almost a year later during the intermission of a show in San Francisco... (Read the rest of the story in The Awe Factor)


HIGH PRAISE FOR The Awe Factor


"Every page of this wonder-full feast awakens life's essential glory. Trusty guide Allen Klein opens myriad gateways to awe-our natural birthright, and quite dearly needed today. Miraculous!"

Gary Gach, author of Pause, Breathe, Smile


"This landmark book will help you discover the everyday magical moments in your life."

Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series


"This must-read book will change the way you see your life and everything in it! You will dogear the pages, highlight the stories, and return again and again for the heart-filled feeding Allen Klein provides."

Rev. Dr. Cher Holton, Unity Minister, Unity Center for YOUniversal Prosperity, Durham, NC


"Reading The Awe Factor is good for your soul."

Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley


"To read Allen Klein's books is like spending special moments with a wise, funny, compassionate friend."

Don Baird, Psy. D., author of Suffering is Highly Overrated


"In a world in which bad news seems much more prevalent than good, Allen Klein's book The Awe Factor offers welcome and soul-healing relief."

Maggie Oman Shannon, author of Prayers for Healing


"Allen Klein is a master at helping us to see with new eyes and this book is a magic wand for bringing awe and wonder back into view."

Jason Kotecki, artist and author of A Chance of Awesome


"This powerful book will help you be in awe of life with the promise of greater happiness and fulfillment."

Marcia Wieder, CEO, Dream University and best-selling author.  

 

 

 


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