This image caught my fancy. My heart beat faster as my mind floated away to quiet environs and a romantic escape from all that plagues. Here, a place where the reverie is uninterrupted, the warmth is soaked in and deep breaths are consciously taken, is a place for quiet meditation.
Do you ever get carried away like that on a flight of fancy? Do you ever let your mind roam to a place where life is gloriously beautiful and uncomplicated?
This farmhouse has been newly constructed between the sea and mountains, south of Catalonia, Spain, in the French country style. Isn't amazing and wonderful that no matter where a home is and no matter in what century it was built, one that is built in the traditional style of the old world is always so captivating?
Here, old and new blend for the function and practicality of what is current and the gentle romance of what is past. The quiet colors and varied natural textures seem to combine into a catalyst for the good life.
Do you spend much time thinking about what, for you, is the good life? I tend to rush about from task to task to plop down on the sofa at the end of the day and begin thinking, yet again, about the following day's tasks. But someone reminded me recently about the cathartic affect of meditation, something that has been practiced since antiquity and that is a wonderful antidote to stress: a space of time carved out from the constant movement of thoughts that run between the urgent, perplexing and mundane, where the mind can rest and you can be aware of the tremendously uplifting sensation of breathing and being alive, time and permission for the mind to focus on what is good, uplifting and true.
I have been trying of late to re-hone the skill of meditating, so that even though I cannot spend every waking moment in a place of relaxation or supreme beauty, there is a moment or two in each day designated to quietness and reflection and a small section of time that I allow to myself to dream, uninterrupted by the nagging of detail or the fear of failure.
To read more details about this beautiful home, visit Campagne Decoration.
And a Blog Award!Debra of Acquired Objects has awarded Ivy Clad the Liebster Award! Thank you Debra! Details and passing it on in my next post...
Happy mid-week to you all!
I'm linking this post to Monday Moments at Privet and Holly HERE.