Just Being.

Colleen Persimmon

Sometimes just being needs space to relax. It needs time to pause from the pressure of living up to the duties and expectations of a rigid framework, or rest from showing up in full armor every day to protect a tender internal truth.

Colleen Blueberries-2

Or sometimes just being needs to cry and feel into coarse emotions for a while.

Colleen Blackberries-2

Whatever it takes for all the layers of what has built up inside begin to unwrap the gift you truly are, deep within, just being. —Susan Frybort


About the Images: The photographs in this post were all shot a few days ago in a moment of “just being.” The ripening persimmon, blueberries, and blackberries are just a few of the treats growing in Colleen’s garden–recently renamed [by me] “Colleen’s Private Farm and Botanical Garden.” Her father spends time in this garden planting and cultivating and just being–a reminder of the beauty that can be produced when we create space to just be.

10 thoughts on “Just Being.

  1. revruss1220 says:

    I love the photos, but the part of this post I find myself dwelling on and coming back to is the phrase, “Whatever it takes for all the layers of what has built up inside begin to unwrap the gift you truly are…” There are a lot of layers.

    Blessings!

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  2. Natasha says:

    I love to just be, to pause and savour the beauty around me. These images and words were balm to my soul.

    Thanks for this wonderful addition to #WordlessWednesday dear Chandra.

    Love

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