Sunday, September 22, 2013

PhotoTao Card #41 - Returning to the Source

Returning to the Source
When the time comes to make the
journey back home we must first
remember that there is such a place.
- Exercise -
 Contemplative photography is a process
of moving out into the world so that we
can then move back into ourselves - to
return to our source.  The spiral is a
perfect metaphor for this journey.  Move
out into the world and gather your images
with great thought and careful consideration
then let them lead you home.  Create an
album of your journey and fill it with 
images and reflections.

  On Star Island there was a labyrinth. It was not very well maintained and in places the rocks had rolled into the paths. The paths were also very narrow and hard to navigate. You had to put one foot in front of the other and hope you didn't loose your balance. But you could still make it to the center and there was a lesson in this. The journey is often difficult and littered with obstacles but you get there by putting one foot in front of the other and just walking. As the Taoist says, all journeys, no matter how difficult and lengthy begin quite simply with taking the first step. The way home is exactly the same...

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