“Acceptance is an important part of serenity.
It is not enough, however, simply to accept
the things we cannot change.
For me, serenity comes from not having any investment
in the outcome.
If I am genuinely serene,
then it will not matter to me
whether things change or stay the same.
Either way, I choose to be happy.”
“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves
and in everything we do and see.
Every breath we take, every step we take,
can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.
The question is whether or not
we are in touch with it.
We need only to be awake,
alive in the present moment.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted
the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity
through the winters of your grief.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
All photos from Lincoln City, Oregon
For the Daily Post’s:
Lifelong teacher and gardener.
Posted in Nature Photography, Oregon Coast, Photo Challenge, Photography, Trees, Weather, weekly challenge, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tags: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene, Forest Garden, landscape photography, Lincoln City, Nature Photography, Oregon coast, Photo Challenge, trees
I recognize a couple of the places you took these photos. Wonderful. 😀
Thank you, Cee! I hope they recall happy memories for you. Oh, one day I hope to spend much more time in your beautiful Oregon. Happy Christmastime! ❤ ❤ ❤
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I love spending time in Lincoln City. Beautiful photos.
One of my favorite places on the planet, and so peaceful there walking on the beach. Thank you for your kind comments. Two of those photos are from the balcony of the condo where I love to stay 😉