Despite the frenetic lifestyle, I enjoy moments of peace on a daily basis. I build these into my day, moments that nurture my spirit and soul. Being of faith, my instinct is to set aside time to spend in prayer, a communion, a connection, to my Maker. I don’t ask for anything or express thanks. I am quiet with a heightened awareness, I am not alone. It is time when I need to listen, so silence is important.
I listen with attentiveness with all my senses on alert. It may be to the sound of waves crashing, the crunch of my boots on twigs, the click of my camera, the bounce of the kangaroo in the bush. I no longer yearn for experiences out of reach. With camera in hand and laptop before me, I am me no matter where I am. The authentic me. In that knowledge, is peace.
I learned years ago there are some experiences I will never experience. And, I felt the bite of unfairness on more than one occasion. It took years for me to realise. Peace comes from within. If we seek to make peace, we are at peace. It is a place of rest and recovery. It is a space where all else falls away, and within that nothingness, is a fullness of spirit that takes up all the space.
So I accept, some things are never meant to be for me. I may not have found that elusive ‘something special’ that others acquire so effortlessly. But I have the capacity to experience joy. And, I make it my mission to seek it every day.
I’m leaving next week headed to the north. I’m looking forward to wearing less clothes and walking along the beach. Maybe find a heart again. Or maybe even someone who wants mine.
Until next time
a dawn bird
In response to Word of the Day Challenge : Nurture
In response to RDP – Saturday: Peace