Serenity

“remaining calm throughout the uproar”

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I’m sure we all have our own idea of what serenity is. We have our places to go, things to read, times to sleep, times to sit, all can create a feeling of calm and respite from the daily hassles of life.

I’ve chosen a few quotes and photos that you may find yourself resonating to when you think of serenity:

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“When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be — I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

Author: Wendell Berry

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“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.”

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“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”

Henri Matisse

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“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.”

 

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that is troublesome.”

 

 

Until next time

Ellecee

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