The definition of a sanctuary is ‘a place of refuge or rest, a place where you can feel at peace or the holiest part of a temple or a church’.

We human beings need some change from the hustle & bustle lifestyle and no surprise we welcome retreat into sanctuaries to gain back all the energy and also to retrospect the meaning and purpose of our lives.

Sanctuary can be any place of your choice where you feel at home and peaceful.

In India hill stations are one of the best choices because most of the time the country reels under heat.

Walking around the lakes and watching nature around, the mind is quietened and one can rejuvenate. Lake is filled with natural magic.

Nature and lake

“Find a calm lake and wait for the twilight in silence! There, existence will visit you with all its magnificence! The existence of the Existence can best be felt in the presence of dimness and in the absence of crowds and noises!”   Mehmet Murat ildan

Have you ever witnessed the early morning sun rays trying to penetrate the mist to brighten and shine the Mother Earth?

This experience can’t be described my friend.

“In the morning, look at the glowing sunlight and allow it to brighten the consciousness of your mind.”   Debasish Mridha

Sunrise-sun rays through morning mist

“sunbeams everywhere and mist floating like freshly minted”   Haruki Murakami


This post is part of Xenia’s

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #108: Sanctuary

Thank you Xenia for the inspiration.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

Image by © PTP-2020 All Rights Reserved


  11 comments for “Sanctuary

  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature
    August 6, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Your photographs are like peaceful meditations in themselves, with morning light and twilight adding their own blessings. Thank you so much for this beautiful contribution to the challenge Philo! 🙏

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 6, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Outstanding photos and quotes. Well done.


  3. August 6, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    Wonderful and peaceful Philo, Namaste!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Amy
    August 10, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    You captured both the peacefulness and stunning sun rays! Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. August 13, 2020 at 2:57 am

    How beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: