Do you have a route you frequently drive or walk? An example would be the commute to work. You acknowledge where you are going, jump into your car, shut the doors, buckle the seat belt, turn on the car, put it into drive or reverse depending on how you parked the day before, then start on your journey. You know your destination or at least may have a clue on how to get there with the assistance of a GPS, a memorized route or written down instructions. You proceed down the highways and side streets based on the location of your destination, and before you know it you are either at your destination or snarled in traffic waiting to move forward to your final goal.
Being “somewhat” analytical, I want to see the results of any process…and generally want to see them NOW.
I was convicted today by a simple phrase in a blog I follow: “It’s only human to want results, and to want them yesterday. But if you’re only focused on the end result, you miss the beauty that’s in the process.” (http://www.magicaldaydream.com/2017/02/balloon-collage.html )
So, I am putting aside my desire for immediate results and am focusing on the joy of the process …
Have an inspirational day!
Shoes on a Rail…enjoying the moment.
Have you ever focused on something and realized later how much you automatically filter out?
So much time was spent in focusing on the shoes and ensuring the lake was in the picture that it was not until after the shot was taken that the wires, cars, houses, planter, fire hydrant et al were noticed. They could be edited out of the picture but they serve as reminders for us to really look around and notice what else gets filtered out in life. Continue reading “Notice Your Filters”
It’s hard to see in the photograph but there is actually a train track in the background and in Wilmore KY there are still trains that run on this track. Going from one place to another in the endless pursuit of moving goods and people closer to where they are needed. Using the Dragan effect to make the photo more dramatic takes the viewer back a few years. Back to when all train tracks had a purpose and those who ran the trains served the country from coast to coast. Continue reading “RxR”
“Celebrate what’s right with the world.” (Dewitt Jones)
It is amazing how difficult it is to walk a neighborhood and just be an observer. There is a tendency to permit daily to-do’s, reflections on past events, preparations for future events, and temptations to grab the smartphone to check emails/social media. This permission snatches my attention from the riotous colors of springtime flowers, the green lawns following recent rains, the sounds of dogs barking their warnings and songbirds singing their praises, the flights of winged butterflies and birds, and the cool spring breeze caressing everything in its’ path.
It is challenging to be in the moment and simply notice the physical effects of the walk: Continue reading “Perspectives”
I want you to visualize that you are standing side-by-side with a group of people. In each person’s hand is a rope tying you to your neighbors with the rope taunt between each individual. The rope is now connecting you to the person on your left and to the person on your right. At this point I want you to consider the following situation: “What would happen if you were to take a big step forward?”