the overview effect

Shock and Awe: How to Shrink Your Problems

At night when my family is sleeping I go outside, look up and soak in the sky. We  have a big backyard on the top of the hill. The sky stretches from horizon to horizon. 

I take a deep breath and draw it all in. The night's silence is an opportunity for peace. A moment to contemplate the tiny space I fill on a planet shared with over seven billion people.