There are no parrots in paradise
Being out of the country for 3 weeks and without my computer made me realize two things: I wholeheartedly hate the way news media has evolved in America. Pundits are nothing but parrots.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it
Today marks the beginning of a personal journey to heal. The simple version: I am taking the next eight weeks to heal physically but more important, holistically.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. (Lao Tzu)
Taking time off from your typical routine is scary. Until you do it.
It’s important to remember:
Loss is not as bad as wanting more. (Lao Tzu)
The recent tragedies in our homeland remind us that fear is the most contagious disease in the world, it spreads like wildfire, that’s what terror wants it to do.
(Do It Girl)
This is where we come in. We overcome fear, we love one another. And just as important we love ourselves. Your life is your practice. If you are hurting, the healing will not occur at someplace. The healing occurs within you. Right here, and right now. Not only does this apply to your innate intelligence but it applies to your spiritual practice.
A big thank you to my man, and the dictation and speech app that was installed on my MacBook Pro, you and I are to become best friends.
Mess up your routine!
I’ll go along with everything that tests, and rests, on my pride. I’ve mastered this task since my first recollections of consciousness. Instantly apprehensive, and me, frozen, in the midst of destruction. Young, except not always innocent. That ambiguity of sanctuary, and mystery of spirituality interests me—just not enough to compete with the realist soul that supports my chest out and chin high. I look back and I know what changed me. I started moving. The kind of moving that guarantees perspective, as long as your senses are open. Doing is more important than believing. Belief comes from searching and you’ll always be searching. Trust in what you’re doing and let your actions show your values and morals. Those terms do not need verbal explanation or reiteration. Go, move, mess up your routine!
Video: Year in Photos 2012
Per Michael A. Nyffeler:
After reviewing some nearly 17,000 images I captured in 2012, I wanted to see if I could relive the entire year by compiling the images from start to finish in a 30fps video.
The result is a journey that spans from Europe and Northern Africa to the Balkans and back to the US in about 8 minutes. Each image is a memory capsule that carries on thousands of moments–a spontaneous kiss, a motorcycle ride, a new dish, a sunset drink, a new friend, a hike to the top, a jump into the crystal blue, a face full of sand, a return back to the familiar, a love of life…
And this is, at the very heart, why I love photography – capturing memories that fitter and fade in reality but are frozen in time with an image. This ‘flash in the pan’ look at 2012 inspires me and reminds us all about what’s important. Embracing the adventure!