Reflections

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  1. Maeve

    After the devastating loss of my mother twenty years ago. Feeling bereft and alone. After she was buried I walked up to the small burial ground at night. Someone had lit candles on every grave. I stood by her fresh mound heaped with flowers. And felt her presence somehow, as though she was relieved: “Free at last, free at last, “
    That brought me a measure of comfort and peace.

    2 years ago
  2. Mica

    Sitting on the ground against a huge old tree with lichen on its bark and wonderful unusual cones, in a beautiful park on a beautiful afternoon, listening to my granddaughter playing her trombone in in her high school band this afternoon.

    2 years ago
  3. O.Christina

    As a balanced experience, being centered in calmness, with an underlying sensation of being connected even if no one else would be present. A state centered in loving kindness sometimes with words, often without, sometimes with a cheerful touch, respectful, in natural recognition of what is.

    2 years ago
  4. Don Jones

    A moment of completeness – nothing to do, nothing to be done, just is(ness), just being.

    2 years ago
    1. d
      db82258

      so much so, you are unaware of it, that is when the light comes

      2 years ago
  5. Hermann-Josef

    Then my focus is more on the experiencer than on the experienced. There is a feeling of openheartedness, warmth and acceptance. It is a YES to the moment, but there is freedom to react consciously. I could even show anger but I am not angry.

    2 years ago
  6. Linda

    I just learned of a friend’s passing. She had been ill for a long time, and she is finally at rest. I feel peace at this moment.

    2 years ago
    1. Michele

      My sympathies on the loss of your dear friend.

      2 years ago
      1. Linda

        Thank you, Michele.

        2 years ago
  7. Chester

    I would describe it as a time of acceptance, of appreciation, of embracing, of admiration, of being centered, of seeing where I’ve moved from and being ok with where I am going – these are moments that I experience cyclically through life, sometimes more prolonged, sometimes just for an instant.

    2 years ago
  8. Dusty Su

    When I died in 2004…
    No greater peace, joy, love, acceptance, release, trust, fulfillment, or state of being fully alive.

    2 years ago
  9. Marnie Jackson

    When I am away (physically distanced) from the challenges of life and am surrounded by nature. During these times, there is no way for me to complete my “to do” list and I can set aside my struggles and just enjoy the beauty and peace of the moment

    2 years ago
  10. Mary Pat

    When we have visited the ocean, I have felt true serenity. At times when I meditate or am in touch with my true nature, I have had this same serenity. Although wonderful, I can’t say it has happened very often…sure wish it did!

    2 years ago
  11. c
    carol

    body fully relaxed, silent mind, expand, wish to be what love is, comes, a smile forms

    2 years ago
  12. Antoinette

    I really appreciate the picture with today’s quote of the day. That beautiful tree with its yellow flowers ion an island. The calm water all around it. This to me is a beautiful example letting go and being an island onto one’s self. The flow of nature and calm water is a form of serenity.
    When the mind is calm like still water and empty I feel peace.

    2 years ago
  13. Laura

    Many times during meditation I’ve felt deep calm and peace. Like floating on a lake that is absolutely still. Not a ripple of worry or anxiety or even happiness. I just am. It replenishes me to the core.

    2 years ago
    1. Michele

      reading the word ripple made me think of the Grateful Dead song Ripple:) Thanks☮

      2 years ago
  14. sunnypatti48317

    I’ve experienced it many times sitting on a surfboard in the ocean. Just being out there, floating on the water, feeling the sun, feet dangling in the water, looking around at Mother Nature and really feeling the presence of God. It’s an internal peace that feels really wonderful!

    2 years ago
  15. devy

    With everything going on around me and in the world, it’s imperative that I take time everyday to find peace and serenity. For me , early morning is the best time after I wake up, setting up and making a daily ritual of meditation, focusing on my breathing, listening to the Lone clock ticking, the birds chirping outside, seeing the sun rise over the horizon and greeting each day as the first or last day of my life. This sets me up on a good note ready to deal with anything that comes my way.

    2 years ago
    1. Malag

      Yes meditation in the daily morning ritual is my regular experience of it also. I love mornings.

      2 years ago
  16. L
    Lee Anne

    I’ve been overwhelmed by the realities of war, hatred, and division among peoples and nations. My serenity “moments” have been brief and infrequent. Watching my cat sleep brings peace. Or, when she spends hours on the window sill in the sun observing nature. I feel that serenity is not within my grasp these days and that makes me feel more isolated than I am. This, too, will change. And, as Leonard Cohen wrote, “there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” I believe my heart is hardening to stave off the pain in the world. So it needs the barnacles to fall away so the ‘light gets in,’ serenity, once again. Depression is hard, my Friends. 😢💜

    2 years ago
    1. Michele

      I agree with you Lee Anne. It’s hard knowing women are being raped in Ukraine, bombs going off everyday, and it seems never ending. I imagine how us Americans would handle all of this if it were here. The saying ‘and this too shall pass’ brings some comfort. I pray for peace and that this war ends. Depression is hard.

      2 years ago
  17. Butterfly

    During meditation I am often able to reach a point where I feel completely absorbed by a white light. It feels so blissful and loving. Practising meditation, along with gratefulness, has made me a much calmer and happier person.

    2 years ago
  18. Michele

    Seeing the beauty of fall at Hills Creek State Park.
    After a long day at work, coming home, changing clothes and relaxing in bed with my kitty – ahhh.
    The Key West drive on Route 1.

    2 years ago
  19. Kevin

    Any time, on any day, when I am out rowing in a 30 foot, six person, work boat with my rowing team!

    2 years ago
  20. Christine

    I can remember one time well. It was on a sunny windless day in autumn. I felt that my inner mood matched exactly with what was outside of me.☀️🍂 I felt very calm.

    2 years ago

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