The astronauts in this video experienced a powerful shift in consciousness when they looked back at our planet from the big, black emptiness of space. Watch and see what they discovered:
Fortunately, we don’t have to hurtle through the atmosphere at gravity-defying speeds to come to these realizations. They’re available to us all right here and now when we open up to an experience of intimacy with all that is, what our Dharma ancestors called Tathata.
The practices of Zen Buddhism and the insights of the Deep Ecology movement give us some exceptional tools for coming to this realization – this awakening – for ourselves, right here on solid ground.