Every day is different… and this past week spring has decided to keep things moving at a furious pace.
I walk a mile every morning and night for my commute to work; and every walk I notice something else popping out of the ground or coming to life from a branch. I prefer a slower spring, one where I can savor the transition and slow down enough from our culture’s work/life expectations enough to notice the magic that is happening in a continual flow before us.
On my walk last night, this native Pachysandra procumbens captured my attention enough to stop the furious pace of my day; and before I knew it I had spent 30 minutes wondering at its tiny blossoms. I try not to think about anything during this time… Oh sure I think about technical aspects of taking the image with the given conditions, but then I set myself free. I just allow experiences to be noticed and they in turn help form my approach to photographing what I see.
I’ve been struggling to make time for a meditation practice beyond yoga. And I think I’ve finally realized… I’m struggling because I already have a meditation practice I enjoy. I just need to spend more time practicing and allow that practice to flow in the direction it’s meant to.