We already knew this on some level, didn't we? Awe - that feeling of being in the presence of someone or something much larger than ourselves - is actually a healthy emotion to experience.
"Perceived vastness" is the phrase that strikes me as I read about Dacher Keltner and in his new book "New: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life."
"Perceived vastness" apparently helps us with resetting our sense of self, helping us unhitch from inner patterns that can become stale, oppressive, demotivating, even debilitating.
As an art consultant and artist, I might be more inclined to search out this sense of 'awe' - as a response to my work, as an inspiration for my work, as directional guidance for my work.
Here's the link to the article online at The New York Times: