I try today to catch a calm moment in the place that lies deep within myself so I can rest in my sanctuary and allow myself to settle, to pause, to breathe and reflect. It is in this place that I can find the peace that eludes me when the winds of responsibilities and expectations howl. I seek out this place when the future becomes unclear and filled with anxiety. In this cooling place my mind quiets and my soul is filled with calm and light. I let my mind expand and wander, reflect, and finally see new possibilities, renewed meaning, patterns that make sense and finally, hope.
This is where I blossom from. My sanctuary is my shelter, my core, my anchor and my root.
I go to this place today and contemplate the goodness and love in my life, and I shed the worry and second guessing that pester me like unrelenting gnats who are attracted to my weak moments. I retreat and stay a while in the stillness so I can recharge and become strong again, as strong as I am meant to be. As strong as I always was, and stronger still.
The growing ahead of me is something I can handle. You know, it’s something I have always handled! It’s something I was made for. The growing pains I feel are nature’s wise reminders to impel me to seek out my sanctuary in order to grow stronger, straighter, taller and bloom to spread the seeds of happiness, gratefulness and faith.
This life is full of miracles and blessings. A simple weed can inspire me to seek out the goodness that is always there. I do hope you can find it too.
Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Life, to my dear friends!
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be. Please come back again for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like. Even better, look down at the world that teems with life and meaning. It is right at your feet!
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2 Replies to “Sanctuary”
So beautifully put…..I try to create and recreate my sanctuary all the time…….
Thank you Aina. I too try, and then wonder why it is so hard to find sometimes?