Hymn to the Great Song
Filmed in Assisi, Italy, Br. David Steind-Rast speaks about listening deeply to the silence within to find the human song which reflects the great eternal Song. This except is part of the documentary series In Search of The Great Song, a Song Without Borders, by Michael Stillwater.
A Task for Men with Pregnant Wives
This video clip on reverence from the DVD series Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life shows how proper care and attention to the task of felling a tree can only come from those who understand the value of life.
Beauty: Edmund Burke on the Sublime
Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke suggested that through sheer, exhilarating power, the sublime moves us even more than beauty does. Harry Shearer narrates this "History of Ideas" segment of the BBC Radio 4 series, scripted by Nigel Warburton.
The Miracle Is You
Kute Blackson's video conveys astounding facts about what it is to be human, deepening our respect for our bodies and for our "galaxy of amazement."
Psychologist Nicholas Humphrey has proposed that our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive.
Nature by Numbers
This short video on geometry in nature by Cristóbal Vila reminds us of how mind-boggling creation is and how worthy of our care.
Dance of the Honey Bee
A short, reverent film about honey bees -- "a weird, wonderful cross between wild and domestic" -- by Peter Nelson. Original score by John Powell. Narrated by Bill McKibben. Filmed as part of the Miro Inspiration Challenge sponsored by Vision Research and Abel Cine.
On the TED stage, Janet Ivey shares her perspective on the acronym that emerges from Art, Wonder, and the Experiential, a portal for scientific engagement.
The Most Astounding Fact
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.
Meet Planetwalker John Francis
Dr. John Francis spent 22 years walking the Earth, with a vow of silence during 17 of those years. Steve Ewing's video captures Dr. Francis' reverent way of being.