A Good Place to Take A Moment: Whytecliffe Park

Until we build out our studio, we are finding creative spaces in which to meditate. One of our founders, Anita, shares her favourite spot to press pause. 


My heart skips a beat as I look ahead and see the road, winding around the corner, with the ocean by its side. It's been a crazy few days and in the few hours I have in-between appointments and classes and meetings, I decided to make the drive out here. 

My heart skips a beat as I look ahead and see the road, winding around the corner, with the ocean by its side. It's been a crazy few days and in the few hours I have in-between appointments and classes and meetings, I decided to make the drive out here. 

I park and make my way down the path towards the shore. 

I park and make my way down the path towards the shore. 

I can already start to feel myself slow down. Taking a quick mindful minute to notice how the speckled pattern of my shoes blend in with the rocks nearby. 

I can already start to feel myself slow down. Taking a quick mindful minute to notice how the speckled pattern of my shoes blend in with the rocks nearby. 

Whereas most people come to Whytecliffe to walk across the stepping stone causeway, I admire it from a distance and move on. My special spot is calling my name. 

Whereas most people come to Whytecliffe to walk across the stepping stone causeway, I admire it from a distance and move on. My special spot is calling my name. 

Up and over and through I go until I reach the end. 

Up and over and through I go until I reach the end. 

It's a big drop to the bottom. 

It's a big drop to the bottom. 

I take a seat right at the edge- precariously perched with the horizon ahead and nothing but ocean and rocks below. 

I take a seat right at the edge- precariously perched with the horizon ahead and nothing but ocean and rocks below. 

As I look ahead and breathe in the salty air, I notice how vast the ocean is. The crazy problems of yester-moments come to a screeching halt as I am reminded of how small I am in the grand scheme of things. 

As I look ahead and breathe in the salty air, I notice how vast the ocean is. The crazy problems of yester-moments come to a screeching halt as I am reminded of how small I am in the grand scheme of things. 

...And so I stay, and I breathe. I pause for a moment, for five moments, for ten. 

...And so I stay, and I breathe. I pause for a moment, for five moments, for ten. 

Eventually, I've refilled my metaphorical cup and I move on. Leaving behind a little reminder that This is a Good Place To Take a Moment. 

Eventually, I've refilled my metaphorical cup and I move on. Leaving behind a little reminder that This is a Good Place To Take a Moment.