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Where Do You Feel Like Going? #MondayMusings

I believe it’s important to start your day right. To think positive thoughts. To spend a few minutes in reflection. One of the questions we can ask our inner selves is:  ‘Where do you feel like going ?’

The answer will give you an insight into your feelings. While you won’t automatically be transported to this place, you can guide your mind to the feelings and sensations with that place and allow you to gather yourself to face the day.

I’m sharing my answer to this question today.

Where Do You Feel Like Going?

Today I felt like going to a beach. I know it sounds rather trite. After all, there are very few people I know who wouldn’t like to go to a beach!

So what makes a beach special for me? No, it’s not the ‘sun and sand’ and the sights (most interesting at times, I confess).

I love the beach because it is a feast for the senses – sight, sound, touch, taste,and  smell
– looking out at the great expanse of of the sea, so vast that you cannot see where it ends
– the sound of the waves – gentle sometimes and loud, crashing at other times
– the endless stretch of wet sand that feels so good to touch
– the feel of the breeze that seems to envelop me
– the smell of the sea – a mixture of fish and salt
– the taste of salt in the water

……I could go on.

To me, time spent on the beach is time spent with God. It’s a place I feel closest to Him. All my senses are awakened to an awareness of His nearness. In the vastness of the ocean and seemingly never-ending horizon I experience His great. unending love.

Today, I recall those feelings and the vastness of God’s love and protection and I know I can face the day with a smile.

Where do you feel like going today?

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16 Comments

  1. mackenzie glanville mackenzie glanville April 7, 2017

    oh I love how you write it is a feast for the senses, this is so true. For me I feel most at peace in the Australian Bush, surrounded by large gum trees and the sounds of the wind in the tree tops, the smell of gum leaves. #mg

  2. Vasantha Vivek Vasantha Vivek April 6, 2017

    I too love beaches, Corinne. I also get this question almost on all mornings. Today I felt like going nowhere, being lazy at home.

  3. Lori Shandle-Fox Lori Shandle-Fox April 5, 2017

    This is so beautiful. And what a thought-provoking question. I’m wondering if the answer wouldn’t always be the same for me. I love to be around nature: Beach, forest, park. When I’m feeling great or lousy. Just like you said: The senses are all spoken to there. If I’m feeling lousy, it reconnects me to a peaceful place. If I’m feeling great, it’s a celebration. Just like the opposite: Where would I like not to go? A store. Any store. Malls— they’re full of stores.

  4. Menaka Bharathi Menaka Bharathi April 4, 2017

    I am going to Andamans this month Corinne, It was a wish that I had been holding strong from long time.
    Launching SIM Organics
    *Menaka Bharathi*
    *SimpleIndianMom*

  5. Gilly Maddison Gilly Maddison April 4, 2017

    What a good question to ask ourselves first thing each day. My answer would usually be on the coast in North Wales. I often crave being there for the mountains and the big flat beaches where you have to walk a long way to get to the sea when the tide is out.Stress melts away whenever I am there. It’s been quite awhile now though – maybe its time. Thanks for provoking the thought.

  6. Lux G. Lux G. April 4, 2017

    I feel like going forward. 🙂
    Going to the beach is out of the picture for me in this gloomy weather though.

  7. Leah Leah April 4, 2017

    I love the seaside too. Just returned from a trip to Coastal Washington. It was beautiful. A little colder than seaside California, but just as wonderful.

  8. Obsessivemom Obsessivemom April 3, 2017

    I’d love to be on a beach too – actually anywhere away from the daily grind sounds fantastic for now. #mg

  9. Laurie Stone Laurie Stone April 3, 2017

    Love this question, Corinne. Sometimes before falling asleep, I ask myself where I want to be. The answer varies — sometimes its the beach, sometimes a leafy bungalow. Sometimes its a modern New York city apartment. Never asked myself why I choose each place, however. I’ll have to do that.

  10. Kathy @ SMART Living 365 Kathy @ SMART Living 365 April 3, 2017

    Hi Corinne! Such a great question. It reminds me that I do have choices and that I can choose to go some place that brings me joy or someplace else. Thank you for the reminder! ~Kathy

  11. Esha Esha April 3, 2017

    For me, the beach is a perfect way to unwind. It’s a great place to spend time with oneself or have fun with close friends or family. What a beautiful way to feel one with Nature!

  12. Tarang Sinha Tarang Sinha April 3, 2017

    You have described the beach so beautifully! Lovely imagery. I love this picture. I feel like going to the hills – silent and soothing. However, a beach is not a bad idea if there’s no crowd (just like this picture) 🙂

  13. Carol ("Mimi") Carol ("Mimi") April 3, 2017

    I live 45 minutes away from a beautiful beach on the Atlantic coast in Georgia, and I stay so busy with all the “things to do” in my life that I rarely go there. Thanks for the reminder about the beautiful things in this world that are right there, free for us to take and enjoy.

  14. Darla M Sands Darla M Sands April 3, 2017

    I wish I lived near the ocean. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is my favorite place in the world (so far!) and it always feels like returning home when we go. Be well!

  15. Jennifer Jennifer April 3, 2017

    I love the beach, but it must be warm. Or maybe, I’m just so tired of being cold. It might be spring, but the warmth hasn’t touched us yet. A beach today would not be to my liking. I love the feel of warm sand between my toes.

  16. Shalini R Shalini R April 3, 2017

    Beaches make me nostalgic. I find myself go quiet and deep in thoughts. 🙂 And is that picture yours? Stunning!

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