The Overview Effect; Falling Back in Love with Human Potential with Maryliz Bender (Episode #04)

As divided as we may be, you only have to look up and realize we are united under one sky. This is the passionate message of today’s thought leader Maryliz Bender, a space journalist who Co-Founded Cosmic Perspective. C.P. is a group of storytellers building a movement to share the transformational power of the cosmos through film, photography, VR, and journalism, to unite and inspire awe and wonder.

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You can connect and support Maryliz on Instagram and YouTube. Visit her website at https://www.cosmicperspective.com/ to learn more.

[00:01 – 07:17] Opening Segment
  • Let’s welcome our guest for today, MaryLiz Bender
    • Connecting things no one thought to combine
    • Journalist and storyteller
  • Words from MaryLiz
  • MaryLiz talks a bit about herself
    • Founded C.P. to inspire and unite people
    • Connecting people through Space exploration
    • Falling in love with human potential
    • Considering things bigger than ourselves
[07:18 – 20:41] The Overview Effect; A Profound Shift in Awareness
  • I talk about Maryliz’s background and work
  • Maryliz’s talks about what inspired her
    • The Overview Effect
    • Astronaut’s profound shift in awareness
    • The borders disappear, you fall in love with the planet and turn to humanitarianism and art
  • Maryliz shares about the start of her mission
    • One foot in front in front of the other
    • What haven’t you done yet
    • Maryliz’s magical moment
    • Tweeted at and emailed by Frank White
    • Mission to take the overview effect down to earth
  • Maryliz talks about her journey with Frank White
    • A work coming through fruition
[20:42 – 31:09] The Innovator’s Recipe
  • You have to be driven by the greater good not the idea of instant success
  • I talk about my new book – Best Seller in 2 days
    • Link below
  • The majority want better and want to be better
  • Innovators do 5 things – Innovator’s recipe
    • Peel back the onion – attack the problem at the source
    • Get creative
    • Use what’s in surplus
    • Involve community
    • Always led by someone with a graceful, measured good nature
  • Maryliz talks about what resonates with her about the innovator’s recipe
    • Finding the source
    • The issue of tribalism
    • Lack of empathy
  • We are born with empathy and exploration but trauma inserts fear
  • Making people fall back in love with human potential
[31:10 – 42:24] A Moment of Pause
  • Finding the things we have in common
    • Find empathy and positivity
  • We live on a giant spaceship that is perfectly designed for us
  • Maryliz puts things into a cosmic perspective with a story
    • The importance of a moment of pause
    • The Canadarm
  • Creating something because of humans coming together
    • An astronaut’s story
[42:25 – 51:48] Closing Segment
  • We may be close to turning a corner as humans
  • It’s my job to plant those seeds for the revolution
  • If we listen we can improve each other’s way of thinking
  • Tired of the ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality
    • We desire more complex, nuanced conversations
  • Exchange contempt for curiosity
  • What reminded you every day that it’s still an amazing world?
    • Maryliz’s story of being homeless and addicted to drugs
    • Putting one foot in front of another – I’m doing ok
  • How can we find you?
    • See links below
  • Final words

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