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Seeking stillness

”Be still and observe – The Earth is dancing.”

 

I am ”I just want to sit in front of the ocean for a little while” kind of person. Whenever I need to find stillness I go to the ocean. The sense of calmness, and the sound of the waves always bring peace to my soul. I’ve always lived close to the sea; I grew up on the coast, in a small town in Finland, and I’ve always seen myself living close to the water. Wherever I move there needs to be water.

Water is life. 

Today I took a short daytrip to change up my scenery – you don’t have to go far in order to get some new perspectives on things. Stockholm archipelago is amazingly beautiful this time of the year. I brought me, myself and my MacBook (and some delicious vegan cinnamon buns). The perfect recipe for a picnic I would say.

”A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”

I’ve noticed that the quieter I become, the more I can hear. My mind is one of those who like to constantly chitchat about this and that, and usually about weird, irrelevant topics. To be able to still the mind, and listen to what lies underneath is, however, my main purpose while seeking stillness. When the mind is turbulent it’s difficult to hear or see anything; when it’s calm, everything becomes clear. I believe, that, within the stillness you find home.

The sun is alone too,

still she shines the brightest.”

I read somewhere that ”to spend time in nature is to witness a thousand miracles”, and isn’t that true! Nature is the best place to visit when one wants to get in the ”zone”, find inspiration or simply just be. I felt a lack of inspiration coming over me, but after some well needed time – listening to the sound of the waves, the feeling of the sun caressing my cheeks and the fresh air embracing my skin – my mind is clearer and filled with more space for creativity to enter. Thank you, dear Nature.

”Missing someone

comes in waves;

some days you drown,

some days you sail.”

 

Linda

 

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