The Overview Effect

spaceI wonder if it really takes space travel to get this perspective? Perhaps enough years of spiritual cultivation can transform that small, ego view of self to a more expanded, more elevated view of life. No matter the time in history, no matter the technology, humanity remains the same everywhere on earth. Human kindness and human problems don’t change whether you are riding in a spaceship, sitting in a subway, or walking across the desert. Rising above your self can help to see the commonality of all, erasing our differences so that we can be more compassionate to everyone.