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White egrets on the Potomac River (Photograph by Jonathan Foust)

White egrets on the Potomac River (Photograph by Jonathan Foust)

“The magic of paying attention is we get to see not only what’s there but how we’re holding it.” Jonathan Foust

Inspiring interview by Jared Gottlieb with meditation teacher and photographer Jonathan Foust including five suggestions to bring greater awareness and appreciation to life’s wonder through mindful use of our cameras. Thanks Jared!

  • Limit yourself to three photos a day for 30 days to help heighten your awareness to the present moment and “welcome whatever states of mind arise.”
  • When reviewing photos focus on what worked rather than what didn’t (good idea for life in general too!)
  • Reflect on why you take photos and what stories you’re trying to tell/share.
  • When you take a great photo, say aloud how good it feels to experience it all.
  • Challenge yourself to see in a different way whether or not you have a camera in hand.

Source: The Art of Mindful Photography posted by Jared Gottlieb of National Geographic in Travel Shots

Do It! Today is your lucky day!

“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.” ~ Will Durant