A walk in the woods, waves crashing on the beach, visiting a Bhuddist Monastery, seeing wildlife in their natural environment, my children’s laughter, sunrise and sunsets, all these images evoke feelings of serenity in my mind. Posting a few of these images as part of Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity and Photography Essentials
Serenity can also be internal, a state of the mind, and that is what I want to work towards and achieve. Whilst I have little difficulty in evoking feelings of gratitude and happiness as a state of mind, I have written few posts on how I do that on a regular basis – I still struggle with harnessing patience and stillness of the mind. I struggle to meditate, even though I have been doing Ashtanga Yoga for several years now. I am always in awe when I come across individuals who emit such an aura of calmness, I know very few people like that and feel very lucky to have met them.
At the moment it is all about working on patience as the waiting game continues for our move to New Zealand! I don’t want to stop enjoying the present and being grounded where I am, in anticipation of future excitement. Perhaps voicing this out in this post will remind me to continue being mindful and being here and now.
Our time in the Sunderbans, seeing wildlife, enjoying the sunset while on a river cruise ALWAYS evokes feelings of serenity in my mind. I guess nature in general will always do it for me!