“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.”
– Calvin and Hobbes
I am attracted to anything that resembles infinity – the ocean that seems to never end, the mountain ranges that stretches across the distance, and of course, the sky that acts as a gateway to the universe. I like to think that the universe is an old friend and stargazing is our way of connecting. Here are six reasons why I think stargazing is awesome:
1. It Gives You A Sense Of Being
It’s amazing how stargazing can make you feel so tiny. It makes you feel insignificant, yet significant at the same time. Insignificant because it makes us and our problems feel tiny. Significant because we simply exist.
2. It Calms Your Mind
When you are mesmerized by the enormity of the universe, you tend to slip into a state of consciousness that pulls you away from our fast-paced world and into a world of tranquility.
3. It Reminds You To Be Humble and Grateful
We often forget that no matter what may be going on in our lives, we are just a speck in the universe. Looking up into the night sky helps bring some perspective to your life.
4. It Promotes Positivity and Inspirations
Stargazing inspires the dreamer in you. It gives you the inspirations to chase after your dreams when you realize that the universe has so much to offer.
5. It Allows You To Appreciate The Beauty Of Darkness
Literally and figuratively. The stars are a constant reminder of how darkness can bring out the brightest.
6. It’s Free!
All you need is a dark open sky.