The Overview effect
There arises a cognitive shift in awareness after seeing our planet hanging in the deep black velvet of interplanetary space, a mere "mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam".
This state of mental clarity, called the "Overview effect," occurs when you are flung so far away from Earth that you become totally overwhelmed and awed by the fragility and unity of life on our blue globe. It's the uncanny sense of understanding the "big picture," and of feeling connected yet bigger than the intricate processes bubbling on Earth. Read more about it here.
Every so often , when overwhelmed and enervated by life's demands, I close my eyes and take some deep breaths, and quietly slip into a virtual journey; far away from the frivolity of human concerns... to recharge and regain perspective over the bigger game happening. It's very refreshing, try it sometime.
And since I spend a significant portion of my time in the kitchen, and my kitchen needed a fresh coat of paint, I figured how cool would it be to pretend that I'm high in space most of the time?
This should turn out interesting...
I'll let you in on a little secret:
Every day, once a day, get out of your mind.
Get inspired, imagine, be in awe, blow your mind.
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