“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.”
Where do you go when you truly want to gain a sense of serenity?
Do you go out into the early morning to a quiet park?
Do you wait until others are asleep and relax in your living room?
Do you travel to a far off beach with few other travelers so that you can simply enjoy the beauty of nature?
One of my favorite and most peaceful times is in the early morning. I like waking up a little early and take a moment to appreciate what I have. I prop up comfortably in my bed while relishing in the first light of morning. I may check email quickly and just bask in the quiet of the beginning of a new day. I’m not yet troubled by any of the physical or mental toils I may have.
I also love looking at beautiful photos to escape and gain a sense of serenity. These gorgeous and quietly bold photographs by Hengki Koentjoro instantly gave me a feeling of the beauty and serenity of being alone and being at peace. So maybe it is a good idea to keep a few photos around that give you a sense of peace – after all, isn’t it wonderful to have a sense of serenity?
Have a lovely week!