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