A Simple Observation! by Keshav | Mar 4, 2021 | Community Insights | 10 commentsA mind grounded in the stillness of the moment is highly creative. Always new, and free of the past.10 Comments missy on March 11, 2021 at 6:43 AM Yes Carol the Zen moments that stop us … yet sometimes I take the photo so I can be reminded. Betty I too have those photos that don’t capture what the whole experience was, took one yesterday of the woods stone wall in the shadows – nothing there photographically so it was all in the unseen portion I guess. Think I’ll go back there this morning and be still. Hmmm I’m liking this conversation I’m starting to See what’s happening. Ha! it’s the Holy Shit of life if we open up the aperture, thank you Joe and all. Keshav Howe on March 10, 2021 at 6:28 PM There is a certain point when I am aware of my holding on (or back). "Holy shit" is a familiar response to what is clearly something more. Jumping (letting go) is the only thing left to do. That is, if I want to surrender to what my heart is calling me to do… sasanijjs on March 10, 2021 at 5:11 PM Resting in freedom seems to have a point where nothingness opens to “holy shit this is a lot.” I find myself to be increasingly excited about dying. Betty on March 10, 2021 at 12:11 AM My camera never captures the part of the scene that makes it special because it is my openness that effects how I have seen and experienced it. But, Carol, I still have some of your wonderful pictures to remind me of those days when we were experiencing that together. It is great to connect on this site. Keep taking those zen pictures. They are food for the soul. Keshav Howe on March 8, 2021 at 5:52 PM Carol. What a pain in the ass I was for all those years. Insisting that we stop wearing sunglasses and stop taking pictures!It is quite a balancing act to experience our divinity, right in plain sight – while trying to take a picture of what is clearly beyond the capacity of the camera's aperture settings. Keshav Howe on March 6, 2021 at 9:59 AM It is clear that I cannot see what I do not believe or expect to be seen. I am also aware that it is my choice how I experience life; in any and all moments. ceejaypea on March 6, 2021 at 8:49 AM I do a lot of ‘zen’ photography these days, without a camera I often stop to admire the play of light and shadow or an explosion of color. missy on March 6, 2021 at 5:10 AM Creativity can also bring stillness of mind and moment. Totally lost. Keshav Howe on March 4, 2021 at 9:36 PM Beautifully put Betty. It really is about how, rather than what we do. Betty on March 4, 2021 at 8:45 PM I cannot plan to recreate a great day. But I can experience a new great day when “grounded in stillness.” It is not what I do or where I am, It is only what is there in the moment and being still enough, open enough, to notice it.