Last year, on the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing, I bought a box set of archival footage from that historic time. Included in the coverage was an interview with Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin from 1979, on the tenth anniversary of the moon landing. In the interview, Buzz talked about his struggles with alcoholism and depression since he shot to fame as the second man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.
As he spoke about his recovery, he mentioned the “changes in outlook of a spiritual nature” that helped him to become a different person and beat his addiction. When asked to elaborate, Buzz Aldrin shared how his views towards a higher power have matured over the years and said:
Just as there are physical laws that govern material objects, I believe there are spiritual laws that govern the behavior and the relationships between human beings. We can be in tune with these laws and harmonious with these laws and accepting of them or we can be in opposition to them. And if we are opposition to them then generally, we are not very happy.