In Light Years There No Hurry by Marjolijn van Heemstra

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This book starts with an experience probably many of us have had. It's a stifling summer night, and our author, Marjolijn (pronounced "MAR-yo-line"), is lying awake, unable to sleep, doom-scrolling through headlines of conflict and ecological crisis, and feeling alienated and claustrophobically pessimistic about the state of the world and humanity

The effect is a cognitive shift many astronauts report experiencing when they see Earth from space-a transcendent perspective and an overwhelming feeling of connection with humanity and our planet

IN LIGHT-YEARS THERE'S NO HURRY is the account of van Heemstra's year-long quest to experience a version of the overview effect for herself, and of how bringing a cosmic perspective down to Earth changes how you look at it

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