Have you ever wondered when you had last looked up at the glittering stars? In today’s busy world, stargazing is impossible as nobody remembers to go out and stare at the sky, in search of a few twinkling stars.
The other reason is the fact that pollution you will have to make some extra effort to get a good view of a sky full of stars. You need to get out of the city and indulge yourself in the simple yet incredible pleasures of gazing at the canopy of stars.
If you want to make the most out of it, a better idea would be to go camping somewhere near a river or on a hill. You would not be disappointed(except when it’s cloudy!) for sure!
We have listed a few advantages of stargazing for you so that you can enjoy life a little more if you stargaze once in a while.
1) Advantage of Stargazing: Gives a different perspective on life
Looking at the shimmering stars in the vast expanse of the night sky can give you a new perspective on life. This is a different way of dealing with life, as it has a varied approach to how you see or should see life.
When you stargaze in peace, you might even feel shivers running down your spine. It is because this kind of peace is very rarely found in our busy lives. We are so caught with our lives, with work and running here and there, that we forget to appreciate the small things in life. One such thing is stargazing.
When you finally take out time to stargaze, you may find your thoughts gravitating towards something that needs your attention but you have been constantly ignoring, or something you have never thought about. You will be amazed by the thoughts that come to your mind when you are just gazing at the shiny little things above.
2) Advantage of Stargazing: Starry date
Stargazing can be a great romantic setting for your date nights. Just drive far away from the noise of the city with your partner, and stand beneath the canopy of glimmering stars.
You could even sit on the car bonnet or lie down together on the car roof, and just observe and feel the serenity of the noiseless, starry night. Talk your heart out or just enjoy the comfort of silence between the two of you, which will make the attached strings stronger.
If you are lucky, you might even get to see a shooting star and who knows, maybe your wish will come true! Stargazing away from the noise is not just for romance.
It can also be a getaway with your friends, away from the mundane chaotic lives. Maybe even with a bottle of wine and chips!
3) Advantage of Stargazing: Stillness
When you are watching the stars, the world suddenly seems to become still. The noise of the honking and friction of the vehicles with the roads seems to slowly fade away into the infinity.
You start to feel calm and at peace gradually, and lose the sense of time. All the chaos of the mind, and the constant blabbering of the brain, goes on sleep mode for a while. This is something we all need in today’s busy lifestyle.
If you think about it, it’s quite ironical because we are looking at the stars from a planet that is constantly moving and yet, we get the sense of stillness. The star in the sky, twinkling and showing itself from infinity distance apart, looks so magical.
It feels like someone from the other side of the world is looking out for us. Isn’t it nature wonderful?
4) Advantage of Stargazing: Connectivity to nature
Stargazing also makes you notice the trees around you, or the birds chirping nearby, or how the stars are aligned, as if to show you something. While stargazing, you will realize that even though you are no more than a speck of dust in this gigantic universe, you still matter. Even if the stars are so far away, they kind of emit a warm feeling.
It is difficult to explain that feeling, but it feels like a warm hug. Looking at the stars seems to show rays of hope, to not give up on life. Like the blinking stars are trying to tell us that our problems are very small compared to the size of the universe.
It feels as if the stars are trying to tell us that no matter what happens in life, the stars will keep shining for us. You’ll feel incredible connectivity to everything. After all, we are all made of stardust!
5) Advantage of Stargazing: Contemplation flows in
Have you ever thought while looking at the stars, that you are actually looking at the past? The stars are light-years away from us, and by the time their light reaches us, they might no longer exist.
You have no idea how many such thoughts will knock your door when you are just gazing at the stars. You might even get an inspiration to write or do anything else that you like to do. Solitude serves as a bonus while stargazing.
You also start contemplating life and the problems you have faced or are facing. While doing so, sometimes complex problems seem to unwind itself and start unfolding a solution. There is something about nature and the twinkle of the stars which ignites power in you to rescue yourself.
6) Advantage of Stargazing: Appreciation for everything
All of us are so overloaded with work and deadlines that we often forget to look around and appreciate everything for what it really is. We even forget to appreciate ourselves for who we are, the real us. Solitude with the company of stars feels like magic.
Everything around us suddenly begins to slow down its pace and settle down for a bit. The constant murmuring and loud voice of the mind tones down its volume and you finally hear what nature has to say.
Nature does have a lot of lessons to teach us, only if we are ready to receive some enlightenment. Stargazing also encourages you to ponder over little things in life. Trust me on this, those shiny things can do a lot!
7) Advantage of Stargazing: Free of cost
You do not need to spend a penny to gaze at the stars. The only things you need are a quiet and unhindered place to look up and of course, your eyes. Yes, it’s true! This is one perfect idea for your night out activities. Relaxation and more comes free with stargazing. You could just sit in your balcony or terrace, and enjoy and rejoice in the happiness of stargazing. Some of the best things in life are indeed free.
Stargazing is a wonderful experience. It temporarily frees you from the miseries of life, just for a while, but it is worth it. The stars may be light-years away, yet they are closest to the heart. They seem to know a way to talk to your heart and soothe it for a while. So, go out there and chase the stars. Let the magic begin!
Let us know below what you think about stargazing other than what we have to say.