Contemplation, Reflection and Intention


I don’t know about anyone else, but it’s not the New Year, as much as a birthday that propels me to contemplate where I’ve been and where I’m going.  I had a “huge” birthday in October and it’s been an enriching experience to reflect and think about my life with Intention.  I’m transitioning into a new decade and I accept it with joy and anticipation. 

We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished.

~ Martin Luther

 This month I’m working on perception and uncomplicated images.  My goal is to really see what I’m photographing and not just photograph for the sake of clicking the shutter.  I want to study my objects and treat them with Intention and respect.  As we are transitioning into a new year, I am transitioning into a new phase of Contemplation and Reflection. 

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom. ~ Anais Nin

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We are all guilty of plowing through our lives on a schedule to get somewhere or do something.  Laundry is piling up, floors need to be mopped and, oh yes, I haven’t called that friend in a while.  To live life with intention means, to me, to be aware of those chores and obligations and perform them with awareness. The creation of beauty, when I can, is a bonus to a life lived with intention.

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. ~ Seneca



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I wish you all in the words of Chris McCandless ~

The joy of Life comes from

Our encounters with new experiences.

Hence there is no greater joy

Than to have an endlessly changing horizon,

For each day to have a new

And different sun.

Please continue the Serenity Circle blog with Emily Hamsom of Lavender Lime Photography