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Vulnerability

"Part of our origin lies in the Darwinian kingdom of species competition and adaptation. Some instinct within us knows that we must be careful about exposure. We cannot let the heart be too easily seen, or we will get hurt. Everyone gets hurt. The extreme response to hurt is to close the heart. Yet to make yourself invulnerable is to lose something very precious. You put yourself outside the arena of risk where possibility and growth are alive. Vulnerability risks hurt, disappointment, and failure.Yet it remains a vital opening to change and to truth. We should not see our vulnerability as something we need to hide or get over. The slow and difficult work of living out your vulnerability holds you in the flow of life. It is great when we can learn to behold our vulnerability as one of the most important gates of blessing into the inner world. In giving love we are most human and most vulnerable." -- John O'Donohue, "Eternal Echoes"
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Foreboding joy by Image-heart
Foreboding joy
“When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes foreboding.”
 ~ Brené Brown
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Flight by Image-heart
Flight

Director Mike Nichols said in a 1996 interview, on advice from Orson Welles, he didn’t try to interpret common themes in his work. “Leave it to the other guys, the people whose whole job it is to do that, to make patterns and say what the thread is through your work and where you stand,” Nichols recalled being told by Welles. “Let somebody else worry about what it means.”
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“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell
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Giving others the freedom to be, we only free ourselves.
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Blues by Image-heart
Blues

If you do not hold on it, it will pass.
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~Art is Good, but if life is art, Better~

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 9, 2012, 9:41 PM
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Life becomes art, when we learn the art of living, living mindfully. Just as mindful living begins with taking up some kind of meditative practice, soulful living begins with prayer. Then even the art we create is soulful, as the life we are creating is.

Mindful photography I feel it is an organic development once we start practicing mindfulness meditation.

Just like mindfulness walking, or eating we can add mindfulness to witnessing the life around, and soon we'd start seeing frames, as in frames in a camera, and a life event occurring, when you do that - go click! Try observing the ordinary and the mundane...look for God in the details of your life, literally!

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Eventually you'd be guided when to shoot and when not to, depending upon your energy at the moment or the energy of the place, scene or even a person, say in a crowd, you doesn't want to be photograph, your intuition will instinctive respect that! You not just capturing a moment you also capture its energy forever, no wonder people have images of holy icons and places or moments on sacred altars.

You might hear or feel, "Wait!" or "Now" at some points, listen and follow through and with each time you do so, your collaborative work shall improve!

Soon you'd feel a presence guiding you through it all taking the photograph with you, making it a collaborative feat. Creating a template that we can use to bring that same presence into all aspects of life.

It can be a wonderful way to view non-judgmentally, breaking free from our ideas of what defines picture perfect or perfect life and then transpose all the learning to life itself.

See if all of this translates to mindful choices. If yes, then it has all been worthwhile. The aim of this practice or any meditative practice for that matter, is not to take mindful or great photographs or just be meditative for the sake of it, it is to live a great life! A life is never great by itself, it is so because it has the presence of the sacred! Just as for art as in life, without soul it is nothing!

Remember, just as a photograph, a momentary choice lasts for ever, in its consequences, be mindful!

Create a life-album you'd be proud to share with your maker one day!
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Here's 'Art from the Heart'!...some images to contemplate upon....
who knows you might find new meanings therein!

(an 2013 interview with arctoa
; 2014 interview in Caprice magazine)

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EugeneWeitz Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ty for the art :D
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Image-heart Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Love 
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SenhArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Thank you kindly!  :rose:
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Image-heart Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Handshake 
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :cake: :heart: :cake:
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Image-heart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! 
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome!!!
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firefox2171 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy birthday! :la: :party:
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Image-heart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks (:
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SomeGentile Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Happy birthday, Abhishek!
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