Numinous- adj- Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted- the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and inspired
This is a familiar feeling for me. Sitting on an island in the middle of the Mekong River. Climbing the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat. Meandering through a crowded market in New Delhi. Standing atop a 14’er in Colorado. Physically, you can go to far away places. Emotionally, you can go even further.