pale blue dot - our home
"...our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light... it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." - Carl Sagan
"Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has compared the experience of seeing the earth from space, also known as the overview effect, to savikalpa samadhi. In this state, one lets go of the ego and becomes aware of Spirit beyond creation... the mind is conscious only of the Spirit within; it is not conscious of the exterior world. The body is in a trancelike state, but the consciousness is fully perceptive of its blissful experience within."