Do you recall the gigantic photo of our galaxy that NASA released last year? Watch this wonderful video for a guided tour, and be sure to stay through to the finish. This is the best 3-minute meditation I know.
I had the same feeling when viewing the new Tree of Life that was published this week. This New York Times article has a reader-friendly summary of the Tree of Life, along with a detailed image. Where are we? See the little green branch at the bottom right, Eukaryotes? That is us, along with all other animals, plants, fungi, and protozoans.
With a little perspective, everything looks different.