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Beyond Perfection  by Image-heart
Beyond Perfection


You don't
have to be complete
or perfect
to be loved.

Only perfection
we can ever achieve
in life,
is gaining perfection
in love.
By choosing to love
despite everything,
only love has the ability
to look beyond
everything,
everything.

Love is the only
perfect feeling
we can have.

Thus we get a glimpse
of the perfection of God.

No situation is perfect.
Yet every situation has
the possibility
of growth,
of coming closer
to our light
and God.

.......

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Digging deep by Image-heart
Digging deep

When we
begin to
dig deep,
for answers
not found
on the surface.

We encounter
all that 
we have been
hiding from,
all our lives
- our truth.

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Angel of Brokenness by Image-heart
Angel of Brokenness

Bringing down
the walls of perfection.
Defensiveness
and denial.
Confronting
brokenness,
facing vulnerabilities
and heartaches.
Naked.
I stand
at the altar
of my soul.

Calling out
for answers
and insight.
I hear nothing,
for long.

Then I hear a voice,
"Wait..
let us take you
thru this."

Then I hear..

"Go help someone.
Pray for someone."

When you become
the hands
and faith,
someone holds on to
in times of crisis.
Be assured
you'll be held,
thru the many
crisis and tribulations
that life may bring
at your doorstep.

When life
brings you,
to your knees,
pray.
When life
knocks you out,
get up 
and
pray for someone.

Start there.
Be the angel
of mercy
for someone.

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Transient by Image-heart
Transient

"You may possess the power and might of a world ruler,
but unless you gain mastery over your own mind, when
the time of death arrives you still haven’t attained the
power of freedom. So gain mastery over your mind!"
 ~Padmasambhava
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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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who knows you might find new meanings therein!

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You're very welcome, your artwork is always so touching and inspirational! :heart:
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