Where do you go for Serenity?

I can't  physically go to this place, but in my mind's eye, I can visit.  I always felt at peace on the town
warf, in the little town of Searsport, ME.  When ever I go home, I have not arrived, til my feet hit the warf.
I have moved a lot and tried to find that type of solitude.  One that gives me peace of mind, comfort, an inner awareness of sacred space.    Sometimes it is difficult to find ; a place where we can recharge our batteries, ease our mind, quiet our self doubt.    I have found usually for me, being near water, is calming, the library being surrounded by ideas and inspiration, and green grass, moss and trees.

I know you can go for serenity in your own heart and mind through meditation and prayers, but for me being a visual person, I like to find a retreat.  For me, nature usually is best, it soothes, calms me and provides inspiration.

 There is a trail I go on, it is near a Senior Center that I use to volunteer at. I did crafts;  it is a wooden built trail that goes out over the water and a great place to sketch or read or just take pictures or be quite and listen to the stirrings of your heart.   (photo soon)

I have missed a few Art Dates, the past couple of weeks, I may have to go to my Sacred spot instead.   When I can't do either, I find another option.  I go out in nature and find some flowers, or pick up my favorite book, or take a walk and snap some pics of Mother Nature's gifts.  She has never failed me; I always find inspiration whether it is a pretty stone, tree bark, a gorgeous sky, or a pine cone.

So, if serenity can't come to you and until you find your sacred spot for solitude, your sanctuary, try to find
inner peace in nature.  You will be amazed at what you may find, feel, or see...


lindy said…
We spend part of the year on a small island off the coast of Maine. As soon as I smell the sweet grass I feel like I can breathe again. It is my serenity. I love your photos.

Ellie said…
Hi Lindy, Thank you and thanks for stopping by!
Which island; that sounds so quaint...I love Maine! There is something special in every state, but I breath better in Maine. (guess I'm not the only one)

I hope you get to go back and find some serenity~