I ever move through the world knowing in my heart that the images I need to make, the images that will speak to my soul, will be there - often in the most unexpected places.
When one moves through the landscape with great faith then one cannot ever be disappointed. Inclement weather, changes in itinerary, or unanticipated road blocks never impede the contemplative photographer who has, at the very core of their being, a profound faith that what they need will always manifest itself and wherever they are is exactly where they need to be.
Goal driven photographers are forever being disappointed. Rising early every morning to "catch" a spectacular sunrise, as if it is a creature to be trapped by stealth and cunning, can lead to sleepy and frustrated souls. Rise early by all means but for the pleasure of the early morning not with anticipation of any specific outcome.
There is nothing wrong with having plans as long as one remains flexible and free flowing. Have faith, my friend. You are already in the stream; lay back, relax, drift along with the current and see where it takes you!
Thanks for this wonderful post on faith today. So much resonated with me: pure faith of a trusting soul, faith that what is needed will always manifest itself, faith to let go of the shore and be carried by the stream. This is the faith the spiritual masters call us to. Thanks for the reminder!
Thank you Paul. I found that the moment I "let go of the shore", as you so beautifully put it, I was a much happier person. The ancient Irish monks often put out in their little boats equipped only with a sail...no oars, no tillers...content to go where the wind blew them. As you say, pure faith.
I so agree with you, and what a wonderful post this is. Have a beautiful week ahead.
Thank you Lisa! You have a wonderful week as well and see where the wind blows you!
These pictures remind me of the Isle of Skye. So gorgeous and inspiring. I'm new to the world of photography and find it both grounding and divine. I will be back for more of your insights. :) Thank you.
Welcome to the wonderful world of contemplative photography! So nice to have you join the ever growing community of those who see the divine presence in the landscape. Many of my images come from the Outer Hebrides...South Uist especially so it is hardly surprising you see Skye in them. Enjoy and best wishes on your journey!
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