Wonder & Awe by Louie Schwartzberg: TEDxLA [video]
“Wonder and curiosity drive us to explore because we are surrounded by things we can’t see, and that triggers our imagination, inspiring art and science. I love making the invisible visible. Using the art of time lapse and slow motion cinematography, I can stretch the imagination by creating journeys through portals of time, and scale.
Have you ever imagined what it’s like to experience the world from the point of view of a flower or a hummingbird? When we see Life through their perspective it expands your vision and opens your heart, unveiling the mysteries of Life, and that is transformational.
We are all born with a sense of wonder. Sometimes it’s triggered by astonishing feats. Monuments to mankind’s capabilities, extraordinary talents and gifts, or scientific discoveries that push the boundaries of comprehension. But more often, we experience wonder by truly seeing the world around us.
Wonder and awe allow us to transcend the ordinary, even to test our concepts of time and scale. We are overcome with a sense of being small in a grand universe. We’re unaware of past or future. We are, as they say, “in the moment”. We use the word “breathtaking” to describe it, because it actually takes our breath away.
Wonder inspires us to open our hearts and our minds to engender gratitude.
Wonder and awe inspire us and bring us into the present moment, which unleashes our imagination. They enable us to adjust time perception. This influences decision making, making us more patient, more willing to help others, and makes life more satisfying.
It makes people feel rich in time.
When was the last time you felt rich in time?”
~ excerpt from Louie Schwartzberg’s TEDx LA talk, December 3, 2016, Dolby Theatre