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Calling by Image-heart
Calling



To be called by God,
is an event
the soul
waits,
for lifetimes.

Some people wait their entire lives
to be called.
The calling doesn’t come
till we are ready to receive it,
or mature enough to follow it.
Some sideshow
might be more alluring for us.
Examine.
Until coming closer to God
isn't your top priority,
you aren’t ripe enough.
To be plucked away
from the cycle of life and death.
God’s is in no hurry,
his time is eternity.

If you aren't called,
no matter how hard you may try
but you wouldn't move an inch closer.

God can see through your heart.
Wait. Prepare meanwhile to receive the call.
Be ready and alert.
And in prayer.
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Jerry Jones
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Constant Striving by Image-heart
Constant Striving



Life means constant striving
towards the light. No excuse.
Each trauma is but an invitation
to move closer
and deeper into the light.
What we invoke within us
is our challenge, each time.
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Texture:
Jerry Jones
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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!

Silent embrace by Image-heart
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!
When heavens call.. by Image-heart

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Abhishek Joshi
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India
Here's 'Art from the Heart'!...some images to contemplate upon....
who knows you might find new meanings therein!

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

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Malcolm21 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello,

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ty for the art :D
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Thank you kindly!  :rose:
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Happy Birthday!!! :cake: :heart: :cake:
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Thanks! 
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You're welcome!!!
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Happy birthday! :la: :party:
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