As last year drew to a close I became more pensive than usual, spending time silently reflecting on my landmark year of change, remembering how it unfolded.

Taking plenty of time to re-read all my blog posts (including the comments other bloggers had made) I re-traced my journey, seeing and understanding where I had tripped up and when changes within started emerging.

Several days later on the eve of the New Year I was drawn to a sacred place and sat down to absorb the beauty of nature while breathing in the ocean breeze.

Time stood still and I have no idea how long I sat. Everything around me ceased to exist while an overwhelming feeling of tranquility enveloped my soul.

There are no words to adequately describe what I was feeling.  All I can say is that the experience was peaceful and surreal.

When I stood up I silently thanked the guidance of Lao Tzu who has shown me the Way.

Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream.
Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.
Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success.
Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.

― Laozi

I  now feel ready and energised to welcome 2014 and eagerly anticipate a new year of spiritual growth and personal development.

31 thoughts on “Serenity

      1. It is. I carry it with me. I am actually putting a little book together with my posts to share.. a small meditations book.
        So nice to hear from you. I think of your quote about the crystal all the time 🙂


    1. It is always a joy to visit the sites of my blogging friends to see how they are doing. To me it’s like calling up a friend for a chat. May this year bring you complete joy and happiness. Love Jenna


  1. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to go back and read through the thoughts we had during the past year, then to advance to a new level in our lives, whilst being mindful of moving on from our mistakes? I wish you much happiness during 2014, Jenna.


  2. Jenna, I’ve missed you. I’m so happy you had such a reflective, nurturing and heart opening experience over the New Year. This is such a gift to yourself and to others. Thank you so much for sharing your window of awakening and connection to the universe, higher consciousness, nature, god… or whatever each of us chooses to call it. In yoga it is called samadhi. It is all the same. And the essence is love and connection.
    It is a place of wonder and peace that we all yearn for. We can find it when we create the space to be with ourselves in the present moment.
    What if your experience wasn’t surreal, but was real and the truth? love, Val x


    1. Thanks Val, it’s great to be back in the blogging world and I am glad you enjoyed the post. This year I would like to try yoga and will look for opportunities to make this happen. I worry I am not very flexible but I am sure I won’t be the only one. I would love it if my experience was real and the truth. Love Jenna


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