Simple Thoughts That Will Transport You Now

I’m fresh off a Bahamian beach and feeling fantastic. Last week we sipped cocktails, watched the glassy green water sparkle beneath the sun, and marveled at the ambiance of a picture-perfect coastline at Taino Beach in Freeport, Bahamas. Nature inspires me, and as I twirled my toes in the warm frothy water, I couldn’t help but thank the earth for allowing me to mingle in all its majesty.

When your soul needs a vacation...


When your soul needs a vacation

The Universe is kind.

Sometimes we forget that. We become so engrossed in routine, hastening on our hamster wheels. So we take vacations to recharge, allowing new scenery to encourage relaxation. But we don’t have to book a flight, pack a bag, or travel to a foreign country to let nature soothe our souls.

We can feel the energetic essence of nature as we gaze out our windows, notice a golden sheet of sunshine streaming in, or witness the wind’s fluid dance touching every bush and branch in view.

Lounging in my beach chair on that Grand Bahama Island, I felt humble yet significant, loved and embraced by the Universe. What a privilege to be alive with the creative force of life flowing through me. For a moment, I wished I could bottle that beauty and capture the calm that I felt as I observed the beach –as if it were a commodity. And then these simple thoughts occurred to me:

  • Beauty is not a place, a person or a thing; it is a state of mind.
  • The Universe is always available to amaze me, wherever I am.

When your soul needs a vacation When your soul needs a vacation

Immerse yourself in nature via a photograph, memory, or a trip to your own backyard. Feel the energy of all the earth lifting you, caressing you, and supporting you in all your ways. Perhaps this sounds a bit ridiculous to some of you, but I encourage you to open yourself up to the gifts of the earth and take a soul vacation from the hectic pace of today (no travel necessary). Stop striving for a short time and breathe in the magic of this moment.

Mantra: Open your hands if you want to be held. ~ Rumi

When your soul needs a vacation...

P.S. To see more awesome beach pics, check out this post from last year’s island adventure in Punta Cana.

  • Jennifer
    August 29, 2016

    So true. Stop where you are and see the beauty, it’s there even in something that we might label junk. Love this Rumi quote.

    • Rica Lewis
      August 29, 2016

      Thanks, Jennifer. I thought the quote was appropriate!

  • Shari Eberts
    August 29, 2016

    I love your photos! I was in the Bahamas last March and I was overwhelmed with its beauty and peacefulness as well.

  • Penny Struebig
    August 29, 2016

    Oh my — this place looks beautiful!

  • courtney
    August 30, 2016

    Oh wow, those photos are just so insanely beautiful! It looks like such a peaceful place/

    La Belle Sirene

    • Rica Lewis
      August 30, 2016

      It sure was, Courtney. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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