Dizzy Swallows



May 8th, 2013

Was there every a time in your life when you wanted to become an astronaut? Maybe you still do. For me, it was the first time I watched the film, The Right Stuff, reinforced by Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. But as I grew up, other dreams pushed to the forefront. My fascination with space, however, and particularly our planet’s and our own role within it, has continued.

This morning I wanted to share with you a thought provoking short film. Have you every heard the term “Spaceship Earth?” This illustrates the very real concept that our planet is a single system enabling our small lives within the vastness of space. Planetary Collective made the film “Overview” to document “astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.”

The realization of oneness brought on by the Overview Effect has been likened by astronauts to a spiritual experience, brought on by the cognitive shift which occurs upon seeing the Earth in space with your own eyes. I hope you enjoy the film.

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