The Power of WOW
How many times a day, a week, a month, or even a year do you say to yourself or with others, “Wow” ?
The “Wow” I am referring to is used to express a strong positive feeling—such as pleasure or surprise. It can be as soft as an internal whisper or echo loudly as if in a canyon. Regardless, the power of Wow can only be uniquely experienced. The power of Wow is almost indescribable by words and leaves us literally speechless in the moment because of a thought, an idea, a person, or an event that just lifts us up and sometimes can make our day.
When the Wow happens there is actually a release of natural feel-good chemicals in the brain of dopamine and serotonin that can change our mood and benefit our ability to connect to others. And those same natural positive feelings can also benefit our creative problem-solving abilities and expand our outlook and accepting nature of life—a greater feeling of compassion and understanding toward one another. Wow experiences cannot be predicted. That’s what gives them the Wow feeling in its most natural way. The Wow has a newness that uniquely only you can experience, is indescribable and unexpected. The happening of a Wow experience is almost divine in nature.
When it happens, a feeling of miraculous energy may follow— One can at times almost feel a sense of peace enveloping them, lifting them up. Suddenly one’s perspective may open up much wider than ever experienced before. A mistake for sure would be to ignore this divine gift. But only to remember that it is always there and available for us to experience the divine connection to this creative source— possibly the very source of all creation.
Some scientists believe that all things have the divine spark of the beginning of the universe. Supposedly humans experience it when a new idea comes out of “nowhere” to “now here”, perhaps a Wow? So the next time you have the feeling of Wow, an epiphany, a moment of enlightenment, and maybe a sense of peace—Go with it, let it move you, and see where the flow takes you.
About the Author
For over 20 years, John Cane has helped over 100,000 individuals in areas of Self Improvement. John is a Certified Integrated Wellness Coach (Mind, Body, and Spirit), motivational speaker, and writer. John has six certifications in Personal Growth and Development. His Journal Books, ‘Important Things I Remember from My Parents’ are used in schools and as an aid for adults in gaining strength in self-identity in the United States and Europe. John is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University, Pasadena, California.