In February of 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell was returning to earth after walking on the Moon. As he looked out of the craft at the panoramic view before him, he experienced a sudden profound shift in consciousness he would later describe as “samadhi,” or enlightenment.
Mitchell also became aware of a vastness within himself that mirrored that of space.“All matter in our universe,” he stated, “is created in star systems, and so the matter in my body, the matter in the spacecraft, the matter in my partners’ bodies, was the product of stars. We are stardust, and we’re all one in that sense.”
It is an opportunity to stretch our human potential.
It brings us hope for the future.