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Sixth Man on the Moon
"There was a startling recognition that the nature of the universe was not as I had been taught… I not only saw the connectedness, I felt it.… I was overwhelmed with the sensation of physically and mentally extending out into the cosmos. I realized that this was a biological response of my brain attempting to reorganize and give meaning to information about the wonderful and awesome processes that I was privileged to view."
"It was like drinking from a fire hose of information... I had heard of the Overview Effect but, having done many extreme things in my life... skydiving, mountain climbing, visiting the Titanic and Antarctica, I didn't think it would greatly affect me... That is until... I got into space! My life has changed because of my space experience."
"The actual experience exceeds all expectations and is something that's hard to put to words… It sort of reduces things to a size that you think everything is manageable.... All these things that may seem big and impossible ... We can do this. Peace on Earth – No problem. It gives people that type of energy ... that type of power, and I have experienced that."
originally posted by: ypperst
I for one always feels this calm peace and a greater meaning of life when I watch the night sky, always had.
When im depressed or mad or whatever, the best thing I can do is go out and watch space. Then it all makes sense.
Thanks for the subject.
It must be so surreal to be in space, i dont doubt for a second that it changes your life.
originally posted by: onequestion
The Overview Effect, something I would love to experience. I mean, every human should be entitled to this experience. I think it could help solve the small minded nature of humans. Maybe we need to focus on this experience culturally and make a mass exodus into space as a species so everyone can begin to see past their selfish desire and understand that we are all small parts of a greater whole.
The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth. - Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud