"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity" - Albert Einstein
This meditation is an exercise & reminder that the best images come from having your camera on you when you head out.
It is also an activity that allows you to discern the difference between how you experience and engage with nature with your camera and without it.
In many years of experience with this, I have discovered that we tend to
engage on a vastly deeper level holding our camera, as opposed to just heading out without it.
"Thich Nhat Hanh says, "With Each Peaceful Step, All Beings Near and Far Will Benefit."
To Summarize the Intent of this Walking Photo Meditation:
Observe the difference between your engagement with the natural world and your sharpness of observation while carrying your camera versus a walk or stroll out the door without a camera. Both are beneficial, yet I find the camera to be a doorway into a creative conversation of details, color, & light and co-creating images with the earth. Adding breath work with counting and growing mindful of your pace is another layer to hone your presence & consciousness skills.
"Four things come not back: The spoken word, The sped arrow, The past life, The neglected opportunity." - Arabian Proverb
Have fun exploring, stay Curious, and Enjoy your mindful time walking and making photographs outside in nature. Thank you for joining me.
(Molly Jo Triplett is a photographer, certified mindfulness meditation teacher, nature lover & poet. Follow her this year as she posts inspired weekly walking photography meditations that will get you out of the house and into your creative spaces.)
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Disclosure: Mindful walks are taken at the discretion of the user. If you have any physical, mental or emotional health limitations, consult your physician before engaging in this activity.
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