We all need our own personal little oasis from time to time. A place where we can go to recharge, to reconnect, to simply be. When thinking of an oasis I see an island of some sort. Either an island on water or a green island in the dessert. But I also see the places before my inner eye that I love to be at. Places I know I find my peace, my energy, my connection. So I thought today I share some pictures of some of them.
So for me an oasis doesn’t have to be that island in the middle of now where. It’s more of the relieve it gives me.
Of course I always find my oasis on a hike through the forest. Even while talking to someone. Because there will always be the moment you can find peace, breathe deeper and take away what you need.
I also find my oasis on early mornings at work, or late nights when leaving work. When it’s still or already quiet. It’s the time I enjoy the most. When it’s just you and maybe some few other people already working or late to leave. It’s that feeling in the morning when you brace yourself for what is about to come, when you get ready by taking these couple of breaths. Or when you are done after a busy day. When you feel like you can finally slow down again. It’s moments like these that make me feel like I have reached my oasis.
It’s being close to the ocean, soaking up the sun, or watching it go down. It’s also sitting in the car watching the storm come in, the waves crash ashore and the buildings disappear in rain and clouds.
It’s being out there and looking at the world through the camera lens. Only seeing what the lens allows you to see, focusing on that tiny little bit of world. Focusing only on that part.
It’s the big rock in the middle of the huge dessert that makes you feel so tiny. When you stand there in the middle of all the other tourists looking at the red color of Uluru and although you wish nobody would be there but you, you still find that little bit of oasis in just only focusing on what’s ahead of you.
It’s being at home and feeling like home is my oasis. The security and warmth it gives me. When I realize that my home is my oasis but also that home is where my heart is and in that sense that my oasis lies deep down inside of me and nobody will ever be able to take it away from me…
We just said goodbye to the last year, the old year. While the past months still seem fresh it’s now about focusing on what the new year will bring. Starting it off with a photo challenge with the task to highlight something that is peaceful seems like the best way to do it.
Here is why I chose the pictures above for this challenge:
If you are just a little bit like me you love to take pictures. And every now and then there are a couple you believe are worth sharing with others. I decided to head out into the WordPress jungle and look up a couple of Photography Challenges and found this one.
I like the idea of sharing three of my most favorite pictures each month and decided to give it a go (although this month I’m totally besides the dates mentioned in the guidelines…).
Solitude can sometimes be energizing, don’t you think so too? Just having that moment for yourself, in peace and quietness. A moment to reflect and let your mind wander.
Inspired by Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Solitude
I often think that talking or writing about religion is a hot iron. Opinions are strong when it comes to that subject. And yet it’s something that affects and moves all of us in one way or another. Here’s a blast from the past about some of my thoughts in regards to religion, acceptance and the love we should share.
One of the most amazing messages I’ve ever heard. I admire him for his strength. I totally understand how important it is to not give that gift of hating as it is what they want. But how very difficult in a moment, in a situation like that…
Here’s my hand…
The post of my wonderful blog sis, Ritu, inspired me to this post. Not much words, just a symbol we could pass on and share.
Let’s show the world that there is more light in this world than darkness, more love, tolerance, compassion, and respect than hatred and resentments.
Let’s take each other by the hand and build a chain of love, solidarity, and unity!
I closed the comment section but ask you to share instead.
In Love and Light