phenomenal experiences like watching the recent Super-moon Total Lunar Eclipse - or Blood Moon - have a profound effect on my work. i do feel the synergistic whole of the "overview effect".
the Overview Effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts, while viewing the earth from orbit, or from the lunar surface, and refers to the experience of seeing the reality of the Earth in space - which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void", shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere.
apollo 14 astronaut, edgar mitchell said that the sensation gave him a profound sense of connectedness, with a feeling of bliss and timelessness. he was overwhelmed by the experience and became profoundly aware that each and every atom in the universe was connected in some way, and on seeing earth from space he had an understanding that all the humans, animals and systems were a part of the same thing, a synergistic whole. it was an interconnected euphoria. by ian o'neill