Hello there! Back to Friday and another Skywatch post. This time I’m talking about why skywatching is one of the best stress-busting activities you’ll ever do.
You’ve perhaps never given it a thought that skywatching can be as therapeutic as meditation. To begin with, no other activity can make you feel more at one with nature. I often indulge myself by capturing sky views of the horizon that I enjoy from my home. It gives me peace and I love how I can practice mindfulness while partaking in an activity that cleanses and purges me off the sluggishness and weariness of the day going by.
In these moments, I seem to gain an inner peace and quiet that brings me close to myself, fills me with a deep sense of gratitude as I realise how privileged I am to be able to have a glimpse of the beautiful sky, from the comforts of my home, in its’ ever-changing magical moments. The more I think, the more it dawns on me, that in our fast-paced digital world, these are the very moments that are to be treasured. Don’t you think so? Doesn’t cost us anything and yet gives us so much to be thankful for!
Sharing some shots of the skyline from this week, which I hope you’ll enjoy – sometimes pastel, often contrasting, at times bright and the ever-changing hues of a March sky.
The feeling of being part of the universe fills me with awe, wonder and humility. At the same time, it also makes me realise how insignificant my presence is, in the larger scheme of things. Have you ever felt that way? Does nature give you a sense of belonging?
As always, I look forward to your valuable comments and feedback. Wishing you all a relaxed weekend ahead and see you soon.
©Esha Mookerjee Dutta. March 2017.
(Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where people post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.)