Watching as things arrange themselves in the changing light, the photographer with unobstructed vision sees them as they are. Appropriate images appear without struggle, moving with the flow of light like leaves in a stream, to be immediately reflected in a mind unclouded by preconceived ideas. ~Benjamin Hoff
“Mujo” refers to transience and is a central principle in Buddhist teaching: the world of appearances lack permanent substance, and all that one sees passes away as it comes, disappearing into nothingness. ~ Yoel Hoffman**
*Tap of Photography, Philippe L. Gross and S.I. Shapiro
Touching the present moment, we come to know the past created the present and together the future is being created. ~ Unknown
Just as you unreel the thread from a spool,
I want the past to become present.
The wife of Yoshitsune, a famous warrior in medieval Japan, wrote this farewell poem shortly after her spouse was deployed to the northern provinces where he later died. She offers to us our creative ability to mentally bring the past alive and into the present.
… “Time goes from present to past.” This is not true in our logical mind, but it is in the actual experience of making past time present. There we have poetry, and there we have human life.
~ cited in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki
In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture which means BEYOND to you!
I once wrote “As I hear the suffering within women who story their lives through the multi-colored threads of substance use, I find myself acknowledging a similarity within each of these unique stories with my own metaphysical search for someone, something, or some place that remains beyond the forever next horizon.”