On Becoming An Awe Junkie To see the world differently we need to, well, see the world differently!

If we can experience such a thing from our Earth-bound perspective, imagine the crew of Apollo 8 gazing upon the Earth from space—“hanging in the void.” They, and other astronauts since, routinely report an ineffable yet visceral cognitive shift in awareness that has come to be called the “overview effect”—an overwhelming sense of awe over both the fragility and the unity of life on our little planet.