Tree of Enlightenment

Although markedly different, this tree always makes me think of the bodhi tree that Buddha meditated beneath.

It’s an inspiration and reminder to get in touch with our spiritual side, and to not only seek, but enjoy silence and solitude.

Whether we meditate or not, let’s remember to make make cultivating calm and peace a priority in our lives.  Life is so much better when viewed from a place of mindfulness and gratitude~

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Bliss of Solitude

Landscape photography of a single tree under a moody sky.

Bliss of Solitude

Solitude is a wonderful thing.  It gives us time to relax and be content, and it brings us back to the present.

To me, solitude is watering my plants, preparing a healthy meal, walking outside, reading a good book or three, learning, and creating.  It’s refreshing, rewarding, calming, peaceful, and always feels like time well spent.

Solitude isn’t watching TV for hours or aimlessly wandering the internet.  These things don’t ever make me feel better.  They bring about fatigue, anxiety, guilt, and a sense of time wasted.  Let’s limit our time spent before the screens.  When we’re bored, instead of browsing channels and shows, let’s read a book, learn a new skill, or watch the clouds.

Habits are hard to change, but the benefits of solitude are much worth the effort.

Let’s enjoy more solitude.  Let’s walk, read, meditate, garden, practice yoga, paint, whatever it is that brings us peace and a sense of time well spent.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Purple Wave Clouds and Hope

Peaceful Glow

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I’ve always found candlelight to be very calming and beautiful.

Despite that, I’ve recently donated all my candles, incense, etc. in what the thrift shop probably thought was a ‘Wiccan starter kit’.

The candle in this photo is resting on my favorite top and scarf that I was lucky to get second-hand.

Candles are wonderful for meditation and lifting your spirit, but they’re not necessary.  Golden sunlight touching the earth and clouds in the sky are wonderful, too.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’