Yesterday it was cold, cloudy and rainy. Today, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the clouds are few, the birds are chirping. It’s a perfect Spring day.
We find pieces of serenity in many places. A beautiful garden, a beach with gentle waves, hiking in the mountains, sitting outside with a cup of tea and a good book, walking the dog, the list is endless. Where are you when a cool breeze finds you?
In my mind (guided imagery) I have a beautiful small cabin, surrounded with large pine trees, a lake nearby with picnic table. My dad visits me here, and we talk for hours about everything. I used to always have a cat (before I had a dog in real life), and now I have a dog that follows me around, and lays at my feet. I built this place years ago, as a place to go in my mind when the world was too much to deal with. Last year, while battling cancer, I was there a lot. It’s peaceful, calm and I have no visitors except the elements (rain on the tin roof, a cool breeze on a hot summer day, snow in the winter with snowshoes propped up against the back door).
When I want serenity in real life; I often find myself at a country cemetery. I must be a glutton for open air and genuine quiet. I find myself under a pine tree, when the wind blows just right, I can hear the whisper of God. I find it incredibly cathartic.
Experience serenity with Mother Earth.