Astronaut and space man, Ron Garan speaks on NASA’s Fragile Oasis blog:
“Seeing the Earth from this vantage point gave me a unique perspective – something I’ve come to call the orbital perspective. And at its core is the undeniable and sobering contradiction between the staggering beauty of our planet and the unfortunate realities of life on our planet for many of its inhabitants.” Ron Garan – Seeing Earth From Space
I wanted to be a spaceman.
When I was a teenager growing up in a quiet mid-western USA town, I would sometimes climb the water tower and gaze out at the woods and fields in the distance and survey the sleeping town below. Usually I was all alone, but a few times I dared a few buddies to climb up there, too. The vantage point offered a mind-altering perspective of the world below as rural towns in the 1960s weren’t very exciting. No one even knew nor cared that we were up there. Being physically above the planet surface gave me an overview allowing me to see Highway 60 winding through the rolling plane and all the tiny streets that framed the town from edge to edge and top to bottom. For me, the experience was an introduction to holism and a foretaste of seeing the world from a higher plane. We all benefit from from seeing the big picture more clearly via the lenses of the Global Free Internet, especially when we gain control of the “filters” and learn to apply them.
No matter where we are on the planet, its strength and beauty seems obscured by some kind of unrest, chaos, or disorder. I’m grateful that I had the relative comfort of a home devoid of machine gun fire, mortar attacks and military jets flying over. This Christmas, I wish for a way for those children in Pakistan, Ukraine, Syria, Gaza and other parts of our world where violence has become “normal” to have assurance that there is someone “up there” who has an eye on them and a better plan for their future. I believe that the ideas for solving the problems are coming down from above as a new wave of spiritual rainfall to water the seeds that have been planted in our collective conscience and consciousness in a most mystical way. Many people are heeding a quiet call to disruptive action that seems to ring out on every continent and in all languages at the same time from a source that simply can’t be identified as Earthly in origin. Have you heard it, too?
I have to agree with Ron the spaceman:
“Up there, hovering above Earth with my orbital perspective, I came to believe that the answer to why our world still faces so many critical problems — in spite of the ample technology and resources we have at our disposal — lies primarily in our inability to effectively collaborate on a global scale.”
Thanks for participating and accepting the dare to challenge the status quo. As we embark on the grandest mobilization of ideas, resources, data, research, thought and collaborative effort our world has ever known, be sure to stay tuned in and connected to that higher calling!