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10/04/2015 10:02 am ET

Stunning Sunsets Reminds Us To Experience Awe In Daily Life

Never doubt the power of a simple sunset to inspire a deep sense of wonder and gratitude. 

Photographer Kim Weiss has spent countless moments observing sunrises and sunsets above the ocean from her 14th floor balcony. For years she would photograph nature's splendor and share the images with her friends. And eventually, the idea came to her to develop a book from her photographs, paired with meditations to lyrically accompany the beauty of Mother Nature.

Weiss' resulting book, Sunrise, Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitudewas released in 2014 and guides readers through a year-long meditative journey.

"My little book was sewn together with a thread of awe coated in gratitude," Weiss said in an email to The Huffington Post. "Corny as that may sound, the emotions I felt—and feel—every day surprise even me."

The book includes poems, affirmations, meditations and reflections from authors and thinkers like Jack Canfield, Arielle Ford, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., Jean Houston and Betsey Chasse.

"I invite you to take in the vibrancy of both the pictures and the words Nature gives me a gift every day and I share this with you," Weiss said.

Scroll down to see a sample of the images and meditations from Sunrise, Sunset

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