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I have been living, for far too long now, as if tomorrow is guaranteed. Most of my actions and reactions are almost always in consideration of a future I know nothing of, aside from the reassurance that; whatever steps I am taking now, those very steps will lead me into something better than the present moment. But sometimes, well most times, I do not stop long enough to realize that this moment, this present moment is also living. I am living in the present which was at one point my future, and if I lived outside of that moment, then what good is it to consistently be striving for better, if when things are, when those moments do arrive, I cannot enjoy them as I'm too focused on what will be. Just a perpetual cycle of expectancy that never truly delivers.
I am not speaking of not having aspirations, just of the importance of being present in the present. This is not to say that I want to adopt a "You Only Live Once" philosophy to justify or validate my choices, goals and aspirations but to say that, showing up and learning to enjoy living in the present can be just as rewarding making plans about what is to come.


I have tried hard, very hard, not to make this blog personal. I thought I would just post photographs that I have taken with a brief description and that would be it. And yes, I find this unsatisfying. My photographs are personal -because they are an expression of me- so therefore this blog is somewhat personal no matter how I try and spin it.So from now on, I am just going to say what I want about my work. For the most part, I know you guys just like looking at the photographs, but it helps if the person that created it says something about their work, just as a point of reference when it comes to relating to the work itself. I created this blog for the purpose of documenting my journey into my long term hobby of photography, so that's what I will be doing from now on; documenting with words as well as the visuals.
Thank you for all those who view my blog, even if its just once in a while, the number of visitors (however much it is) does motivate me to do better, be better with my photography.

Ps. I edited the above photograph when I was half awake, the watermark looked waaay smaller. I'll edit it to be smaller.

8 comments:

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    Thanks!

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  2. Cool blog, check mine out: http://solonesomeicouldcry.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for the reading mine, I went to your blog and well,...It's full of Ad posts (which is fine) but you could still update content within the posts.

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  3. Short but sweet - i liked what was there.

    You mention a focus on living in the present?

    There are a lot of philosophers/philosophy on this. It is a part of Buddhism, and certainly the essence of the work of Eckhart Tolle. Also, on this Google mindfulness - there is actual science around this as well as spirituality/philosophy

    Some people spend time living in the past, but i, like you, was guilty of living in the future.

    Dont, its a lie, well at least it is an illusion.

    The future never comes. There is only now. There will only ever be now. If you wait for this or that to come and make you "happy" or "complete you", or whatever, you are severely limiting what joy can be taken from this life.

    You only have one, dont waste it.

    Changing my mindset on this changed my life :)

    Take care!

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    1. Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for recommending the Teachings of Eckhart Tolle. I have been reading up on his teachings this past weekend and I really liked it.
      I cant thank you enough for the recommendation.

      Oh and I looove your blog. You have such a beautiful style of writing. I hope one day mine will be in the same league.

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  4. Having a completely impersonal blog isn't always good. I'm happy you posted about yourself here, because it tells me, as a reader, there's a live person who is thinking and creating these posts. It's okay to post things that are relevant to your readers, I mean, you need to give them something right? But having that one post every now and then to tell us what you as a person are like is really nice. Keep up the good work! -Autumn from http://autumnbecomes.me/

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    1. Hey Autumn, thank you for the encouragement. And I definitely agree that you need to give your readers something more tangible. Your blog does that perfectly, your posts are inspiring and very candid. Will definitely be reading more :)

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  5. cool can you write for my magazine inbox me okolichristian@gmail.com

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