The search for serenity …

I love the prayer for serenity … accept what I cannot change, courage to change what I can and the wisdom to know the difference.  I’ve had to live it for the past month.

A month ago life threw a curved ball.  I heard the dreaded words, “that’s a lump”.  The urgent appointment with the surgeon has taken a month but it has been worth it.  He didn’t think it is anything sinister but ‘it’ has to come out.  Surgery is a month away.

After the initial sense of dread I knew the best place for my head was work.  I kept to my normal schedule.  When working with another, I am fully present in the moment.  It helped keep any negative thoughts away.  It made me re-evaluate my life and how I live it.  And, to be honest, I could not and would not change a thing.  I see that as a blessing to be in this space with acceptance of all roads have led me to here.

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Helms Arboretum, Esperance, Western Australia
Like any parent my first thoughts were for my children.  They have been wonderful and uplifting.  All is well, they reassured me.  And, it is.  I know it is.

In the past month I’ve travelled a lot and tried to keep to normalcy.  I sat at the edge of this pond in Helms Arboretum in Esperance, filled with a sense of deep sadness.  Not because I was considering my mortality but in the knowledge that so many people have yet to appreciate the value of solitude and nature.

I decided to open my blog again in the hope, in this finite moment called life, perhaps my photographs will encourage others to seek what I have found in nature … acceptance of self and complete healing.

As always

a dawn bird

In response to RDP Monday : Serene

26 thoughts on “The search for serenity …”

    1. Thanks Eliza. It’s deep in a muscle in my back that I was putting down to computer strain, so I was quite shocked. I’ve got a big trip planned to the outback and looking forward to it before the op. Thank you again.

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