Marc Riboud, "Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, ever hundredth of a second."
This haze of doubt and anxiety interferes with you living in your present moments.
Perceptual conformity through learned approaches to organize our external reality. Your brain molded in a standard of a collective control. When we react to external stimulus our brains search for a clear path of understanding to project on the external subject. We interpret our world as either safe or dangerous. Control over nature is only a control over fear. And by relying on ingrained structures of seeing an external subject we limit ourselves to a dutiful life of stereotyping new and life enhancing experiences.
If you can break through this window with its blinds narrow slits of an approved way of seeing life then you will open up your view point and create a new visual horizon of visual content and new ways to make images of them and words to describe your new intuitive visual designs.
There is so much bombardment of information delivered to us in overwhelming amounts it creates a filtering system in our consciousness to judge quickly to ignore and then retreat to what we deem safe and secure in our singular perspective. We like the warm calmness of judgments so we don't have to think outside our structured existence.
Thoughts are formally placed strategically for all to use and abuse. No one can own a thought until that thought enters society as your own unique vision. Whether it is words, images, paintings, sculptures etc... Once your thoughts are manifested then there is a little thing called copyright.
But until then if a thought feels right and it fits your daily needs make it yours. Try on other thoughts always loosening your grip on a narrow perspective. There are bright colored thoughts tailored for fun.
Racks and racks of thoughts to put on. Dark, moody thoughts that can deter you from experiencing a connection with a new subject. Your perspective needs to be in tune to infinite choice. Don't get uptight with over thinking everything. Relax, prepare and let go!
Do internal thoughts create feelings or do feelings create thoughts? Do we get thoughts as reaction to external stimulus? Could it be simultaneous? If you see something that doesn't fit your structured sight filters then do you automatically say no and then a feeling of calmness appears? Because you have denied access to a new thought or feeling that might create anxiety and worry of what to do now. This feeling only lasts as long as you try and hold on to your past decisions but once you change your minds outlook the fears will dissolve.
We live in cubicles not of our own making. We examine life through a media lens that gives us what we think we want to hear.
We are tame beasts of burden. Our species is falling into a spiral of selfish persona's. We are not together when we have social media separating us from our neighbors. Yes, we are individuals but we are linked with everyone, it is called the human race. Don't let a selfish ego determine your fate. Open up to the universal.
Don't let media dull your senses. Stop waiting to be told what to think and view. It seems now all we do is receive select information from corporate media and we assume that that is the truth. Seek your own truth. Don't let corporate media tell you what to think.
Your mind thrives on balance both visually and emotionally. If there is a disruption in the force of balance then anxiety and fear emerge. And it is a question of flight or fight. In today's culture of hand held devices complacency is becoming the new internal instinct.
We seem to relish in the past moments to justify our inability to move ahead. We have to begin creating imagery from our own personal history. Not a history given to us through generations of unquestioned behavior by the lords of money.
We have an intuitive attraction to the external stimulus in our earlier lives. As we mature we lose our connection to the outer world and life takes us on it's own ride not our intended journey.
We begin to retreat away from the chaos of infinite space and time and close down our hearts for a safe structure of money and religion. As we build onto these limiting structures of illusions we create a canyon between our inner purpose and the outer flow of nature. We lose fluidity of thought and action and our individual power is diminished for a TV dinner life of prepared responses to our changing world.
We have now memorized the names of things even though our lives are not as we were and neither are the objects you once defined. You have cemented your eyes to one perspective which never allows you to feel your inner desires to make changes and attract your true self to become visible under your skin. You have followed the standard walk of a constrained life and reduced your senses to the conformity of other visions of what life is with more power to control you and your fearful stasis.
We need to regain our own vision of awareness that doesn't allow fruitless acceptance of stereotypes.
We have internalized the structure of other's forms of behavior and sight and accepted the life as a casual historical story easily changed to fit the suffocating adherence to someone else's demands and through their narrow perceptions we destroy the very paradise that surrounds us. If we could only open our eyes and truly see beyond our filtered perceptions.
Your true calling is like a train speeding by on a track and we are expected to jump on and ride it to our true destination. The problem is that we don't recognize the train as our true calling and we are afraid to jump and now we sit at the station waiting our whole lives to catch that train again. If you call for that train it will return again and again.
Photography can release your inner vision and take you to places you can only dream of. Don't dream your future, make your future. Flow in time and in your special space and accept your choices as necessary to get you further to the open arms of life and image creation.