It is easy to get lost in our personal reality and not see where we are, what or who we are. But that does not change the fact that we are home in the cosmos.
A positive use for the mind is to remember, to stop and “look up” and recognize our inherent connectedness with the universe.
In this contemplation, we can see that, “my little life doesn’t matter that much, compared to the majesty and grandeur of this.”
One could say, that you are expanding your consciousness, but it is more accurate to say, you are expanding what you are conscious of.
And with this expansion, gratitude and love fills our hearts.