At the end of 2018, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first journey around the moon by Apollo 8. The astronauts took an unplanned picture of earth that has since become iconic, called Earth Rise. Here is the picture:
There is a great write-up at https://www.space.com/42842-earthrise-apollo-8-photograph-50-years-later.html. Carl Sagan referred to this picture when he famously described the earth as “a pale blue dot”. The article mentions the Overview Efffect, which is the shift that often happens to people when they see the picture. It is a shift in perspective that has a deep effect on how they experience their life and their situation. The article uses the words “awe” and “fragility”. In our courses we aim for a related shift in perspective -also from zooming out from the particulars of your life and your situation – for which the words “resilience” and “belonging” are more fitting.