Sunday Serenity – serenity meditation


The air is tranquil and crisp

A soft ocean breeze caresses and soothes

Above, in the azure blue sky

a flight of pelicans whirl and wheel

an elegantly effortless aerial ballet

flying in formation

painting the sky

with the patterning of their

silhouetted wings


Breathing slowly and deeply

merging with the smells sights and sounds

a serenity ascends

filling the senses

evoking stillness



deep within


Another early post. Tomorrow we have another long day of travel ahead of us.

© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

steps for peace candle

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart
— Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)

17 thoughts on “Sunday Serenity – serenity meditation

    1. Thanks Jacquie! We’re roadtripping at the moment, so unfortunately I haven’t got an opportunity to party with you much as I’d love to. Enjjoy !

  1. Oh wow, Raili! What a great quote from Lao Tzu. I’ve gotta come back and catch up on these meditations when this crazy month is over. Travel safely, you guys!

    1. Thanks Calen :)We had a kamikaze bird suicide on our bonnet, leaving a big ding in its wake. Then we had a wallaby (like a mini kangaroo) hit the side of our car on Friday night. Lots of damage to both passsenger doors. I saw it hop away – don’t know how badly it was hurt. Hopefully no more wildlife incidents. We leave soon to take Marc back to base.

      1. We’re OK. The car is not – both doors will need replacing. Insurance job. It’s always a risk when travelling, esp country roads around dusk, dawn and night travel when they are awake. You see a lot of dead ones on the roadsides. I’ve never been in a car before when we’ve been hit which is pretty amazing given the amount of travelling we’ve done. This was only a little one luckily. For us – not it.

      1. Great, I’m sure we’ll see each other around!! And traveling, lucky lucky. I love to travel. I hope you enjoy wherever you are going and come back with stories!! 🙂

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