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Tranquility

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03-30-13 004a

Tranquility is something the majority of us say we long for but cannot achieve. Tranquility cannot be found unless we actively choose to search for it; when we mouth the words and there is no conviction behind them we are merely saying that we wish for an idea that has no basis in reality, or that we don’t really believe there is such a thing. Since tranquility is a thing of the mind rather than the body we must search for it within ourselves, and search for it during a particular time and in the place one is at that particular time. Having achieved the tranquil state once doesn’t mean one can automatically go there when a desire for it pops into your head. Whether in a place that fosters the tranquil state or in a busy place crowded with others one can reach that calm state as long as one doesn’t allow distractions to enter one’s mind and take pride of place. There are times when one strives to tranquility and it is just not possible to find that place. You may have pressing obligations that demand your attention, you may be in a situation that precludes seeking it, or you just may not be in a state of mind to. There are appropriate times for the search, trying to learn to achieve tranquility, especially when you haven’t experienced much or at all. Don’t tranquil times sound rejuvenation or restful to you and wouldn’t it be good to have as a goal?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

2 thoughts on “Tranquility

  1. Great thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

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