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TODAY'S PHOTO -
Another from Wakodahatchee Wetlands. A great blue heron,
at the end of Janurary,
nest with his/her babies...
What I find interesting now is that,
though the same photographers still line up daily, my
feelings are pretty much "been there, done that."
AND, in the moment, some of the excitement does return.
I'm thinking, as I write, that it may be the adrenalin
of my creative juices dissipating in one area, moving
on to recharge in another.
Can you recall similar experiences
in your own life?
Jurdan - 4/02/05
Late but better than never response to your heron
question. .."seen it done that .... thing."
We are all different, so we each have our unique experiences.
However, if you want a more "general answer",
I will give it from the animals and nature's perspective,
they have shared with me.
Many of our greatest teachers often tell us the same
thing ..."be like little children".. why?
Because children still have the awe and wonder in
their lives. Everything is new and different to them.
Every day is new and they are ready to explore it.
How much we miss daily in our lives because we tend
to put EVERYTHING inside little boxes with labels
on them. (Your class was teaching us how to get outside
those boxes and our old ways of looking at things!)
You meet a friend and you already "think"
you know who they are, and yet you really have no
idea who they are inside, around and all over. Someone
could have had an epiphany going to the bathroom and
when they come out again and see you, they are no
longer the same person you met before! Think how much
you learn in one of Julie's classes. Are you the same
person an hour later? I know I am not! Animals tell
me we change all the time and so do our friends...smile!
Every moment of our lives are different. There are
no two moments which are ever the same. You NEVER
walk by the same tree twice in a row. It is growing,
dying, changing, just like your physical body. The
tulips change moment by moment. Those birds come every
year and the stories they tell, the dances they dance,
are always new and different. How much do you change
in a year?
I took the Millionaire Mind Intensive with T. Harv
Ekar and I learned many things. There were two phrases
that stuck in my mind forever. One said, "the
way you do anything is the way you do everything",
and I have been watching myself ever since and striving
to go up the scale to a ten more often ...smile. The
other thing he said was.... "The three most dangerous
words in the world are ...'I know that.'" Because
everytime you say those words, you close yourself
down to whatever is there for you in that moment,
which is always new and different, be it a person,
an opportunity, a animal, a friend, whatever.
Am I there yet, no. And I am a work in progress. I
truly hope to write a book some day about this very
subject. Because if we could truly BE with each other,
as we are, new in each moment, being present with
who is really showing up right now in front of us,
our lives would change forever. Instead we look to
the past to define for us what we see, and that, for
me, is a poor way to live my life.
Sorry for the long answer. There is not a bit of judgment
coming from me to you. Only my pure sharing a passion
of mine, because you asked the question.... smile!
Much much love and appreciation for your amazing,
thought provoking photography!!
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