These are some good moments that happen around me. Pretty often, I assume. The moments that come and go so quickly, often unnoticeable. Would I notice them if I didn’t have the camera in my hands? If meditation is about being in present, then me holding the camera in my hands means meditation. It’s me being immersed in the now, noticing and aiming for the best expression of the moment, then clicking on the button on that incredible time saving machine – and all this is happening in one tiny second. How many seconds like that are there in my entire life that I miss? I’m not saying I want to photograph and notice each and every one of them. I can’t take in so much :) I’m saying that the life is intensely rich. It’s around me and you all the time. It takes a good practice to learn to see that. Even without the camera.
I want to see what is and what is not.
I want to listen to and hear what those whom I love really say to me.
I want to feel love, and not be distracted by my own thoughts or worries, when I look into their eyes.
I want things to be simple and happy instead of experimenting with my own feelings that result from the unnecessary doubts.
I want to say Yes instead of No and not to make choices that are drugged by fear.
I want to be simple and free.
I want to be..
“Just yesterday I did nothing but took risks and experienced a lot. I was living life. I had a pulse in my veins, tickling beat in my heart, love for life in my soul” said a woman with a sad and confused look in her eyes, who t h i n k s she has lost some of it today.
Some people call it naivety with arrogance, others with pride. Some people say it takes courage, some say it is as simple as it sounds. It’s a wonderful balance, it’s acceptance and trust. It’s a place where you are aware of the infinite possibilities to get hurt and lose – and as mad as it sounds, you accept this.
How beautiful is a human being who in the face of possible dangers still lives fully, has faith and smiles a lot.
Because.. what would be the alternative?
While she may be afraid of losing something what she has today and keep herself away from living life, from letting herself go a little nuts with happiness in order to make herself feel safe – this itself is a much bigger loss than what she thinks she is afraid of losing today. In other words, if losing acceptance and trust is the biggest loss itself, is there anything else to worry about?
Fear makes you weak. It stops you from being happy – you are still on alert even when everything feels fine. Slowly and surely, it is taking more and more of your strength. It is a sneaky creature that has no mercy, it can go beyond and conquer your trust. You are in trouble, but nobody near seems to understand your battle. You are concerned and feel alone.
This is where you have a chance to learn. To take a huge rewarding step.
This is where you can meet the real you. This is where you can find the real trust and balance.
Your own sunshine and strength to guide you, to show you the light.
You are brought here to finally meet your real treasure – you.
To clear the knots that have kept you stuck.
Be brave. Know that the fear does not really exist.
Knowing yourself and learning to trust makes you able to dance with the wind and stay strong in the rain with the full confidence and peace.
Then you have found your true nature and power.
These photographs are from yesterday when I spent time with my oldest daughter drawing and colouring. Some moments documented here turned into a story:
Do you want a colourful life? Do you want a bright and light life? Blue or pink? Busy or simple?
Remember who you are and what you really want
Then make a choice
Even if you have been hurt, keep doing your thing and know your goals
Have patience. Take a break. Breathe. And then continue.
Your canvas is a lifetime project