The Overview Effect
Kevin: “The Overview Effect” (coined in 1987 by Frank White) refers to a profound shift in worldview that many astronauts report experiencing upon looking back at Earth from the infinite darkness of space. The beauty, fragility, and unity of this singular, borderless ecosystem seems to trigger deep insight about our relationship to nature, the universe, and each other. You probably know where I’m going with this. The Overview Effect seems to be where contemplative practice (or maybe just life, in general) wants to lead us! Tonight, we will take that ride and explore the vast, allowing, inclusive space of our experience, look back on our ‘selves’, and reconsider the borders between us.