14th April, 2018 will be… Look Up at the Sky Day
In this modern era, we all are busy in our daily activities that the world often feels like an amalgam of robots executing their programmed functions, rather than sentient beings living as they should be. Look up at the sky day is a day to appreciate everything, we have.
The thirst for knowledge that led our race to this age of technological advancement has now been overcome by an intense desire for personal success and worldly riches. The laws of nature no longer interest us. The weight of the universe is nothing compared to the gold in our pockets.
Once, a wise man said, “Live each day as if it’s your last.” Humanity has turned that notion flat on its head. We are living as though the concept of death does not exist; accumulating wealth in heaps for a day that is unlikely ever to arrive.
It is the reason why 14 April 2018 has been dubbed “look up at the sky day.” The earth is less than an atom in the infinite expanse of the universe, so let us once again look up at the glorious creation of God and try to make sense of it. Let us seek out the secrets, explore the crevices and if nothing else, at least revel in the beauty and the marvel of it all.
We have forgotten to appreciate the blessings of everyday existence on this perfectly formed planet of ours. We ate food, drink water and breathe in fresh air. We have treated nature with such impunity even though it has been delivering for us since time in memorial.
We are uncertain as to who originally came up with the idea for this particular day, but it is a good one.
How about you pack up a bit and plan a pick nick with your friends, family or if you prefer solitude then all by your lonesome, and head out for a while. You could plan a picnic, a weekend getaway, a resort tour, a visit to the beach and use the opportunity to gaze at the stars.
Or you can just take a few moments from your day, sit on a garden bench, feel the breeze on your face and gaze at the sky while letting your thoughts drift wherever they please. It can be a refreshing break from the monotony of life especially if you’re an office worker punching numbers into a computer from nine to five or a university student trying to wrap your head around impossible equations and theorems.
Four walls and ceilings have limited our interaction with nature. Now even more so because we are rooted continuously to our electronics; texting, watching movies, playing video games, so much so that sometimes we forget that there is a whole world outside waiting to be discovered.
It is a curiosity for nature that caused Newton to discover the laws of gravity, Einstein to write the rules of relativity and Hawking to pen the theory of universal origins and expansion.