The Power of Telescopic Perspective

I don’t think it is possible to contribute to the present moment in any meaningful way while being wholly engulfed by it. It is only by stepping out of it, by taking a telescopic perspective, that we can then dip back in and do the work which our time asks of us.

Source: In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective: A Reflection on Living Through Turbulent Times | Brainpickings