Wednesday, January 10, 2018

That Place


When I first learned to meditate, maybe twenty-five or so years ago, I created a "happy place" in my mind. A sunlit beach. A coastline dotted with flowers and cypress trees and vaguely Mediterranean buildings. It was like the photos I'd seen of Portofino or Manarolo Cinque Terre. A place I'd never been, but a place I returned to again and again.

In the early 90s, I found a picture of my place in an antique store. I was too broke to buy it, but I bought it anyway. Over time I found more old pictures to fill out my collection, similar in feel but no two are the same. I never get tired of them or of that place.

That place is there every time I close my eyes.


4 comments:

  1. What an absolutely lovely post and a lovely thought. I need to work on my "place". Thanks for the reminder.
    Shirley B.

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  2. Beautiful! As a School Counselor for 34 yrs (social worker for 40 yrs total) I did this with kids fro 5 to 14. It's a wonderful part of mindfulness. ~ Cindy Mann

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