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  • In the last few weeks, I've found myself in a time of increased stress.

    I've known for some time that walking in the forest and taking photos of the Most Common of Life is a True Meditation for me.

    And today, given my stress level and the comparative experience of 'quiet' as I took photos, I actually became aware that I suspend time and thought as I focus my camera.

    I didn't notice it as I was actually taking photos. Rather, I noticed AFTER I came back into time and thought. Then I noticed that, for those moments, all that existed was right in front of me. In those moments, my mind had been empty, my breathing had changed, my heartbeat had slowed. All from being 'present' behind a camera lens.

    Thus today, through a relative experience of stress and no stress, photography of nature has been affirmed as a timeless, 'thought-less' experience.

    The process is far more important than the least in this case.

    What a powerful gift!

    [Photo by Barbara, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 2012]
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