Monday, May 20, 2013

On a soulful walk

There are incredibly good days. And there are days when you feel down, stressed and confused- even if there is actually NO reason.

On these days I prefer being on my own and going out for a "soulful" walk. With me in my bag: My camera and my beloved journal.

Sitting on a rock near the water I let nature slow me down until I feel calm rising in my soul. It helps to focus on the very moment by looking through the cameralens and capture what is around me.

When I feel steady enough I begin to write. And I continue until there are no more heavy thoughts, no more questions, no more doubts.

On my way home I continue to focusing on whatever is around (and beneath) me.

I had one of these days at the weekend..and here is what I focused on:











20 comments:

  1. What soothing greens and blues of your photographs! I love the little ducklings and the teal color of the river. It's interesting how sometimes being down is just what we need to motivate us to focus outside of ourselves.

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    1. Hi Shelly
      Thank you!
      And yes, it is amazing that we use to rush through bright days without taking time to focus on our inside while we take our time when we feel down..I try hard to evolve it as a kind of ritual to listen to my inside. But it's not that easy;-)

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  2. Love this! Beautiful photos! Thank you for reminding me that I need to take time out and do some soul-walking of my own. So much gratitude.

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    1. Hello Mara
      Oh, thank you:-)
      I'm happy to know you feel inspired to do some soul-walking too! Would love to read about;-)

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  3. This is such a lovely post and beautiful photographs too.

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    1. Hi Daisy and hello Jane!
      Thank you for your uplifting words!

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  4. I love photo walks! That was the topic of my latest post too, although much more in brief. I hadn't thought of taking my journal, there's actually a little park-ette around the corner, I am SO inspired to wander down there now! Thank you for the thoughtful prod.

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    1. Hi Sarah
      I love photwalks too! And so I just went to have a look on your own photo walk- love it because of its briefness! Beautiful pictures do not need a lot of words!
      So have fun at the park-ette and don't forget your journal:-)

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    1. Hello Corinne
      It is in deed- I should go there more often, not only on "bad days"..!

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  6. Love all the blues and greens. Makes me breathe easier just looking at them!

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  7. Hatte gerade das Gefühl, als wollten mich die Fotos hineinziehen. Einfach wow! Danke!

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    1. Jöh, freut mich, dass du sie so aussagekräftig findest!

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  8. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images. I am particularly taken with the snail shots. It's so nice to get your eye down to ground level and feel the earth whispering in your ear!

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    1. You are so right Juliette! It's amazing what the earth (and small creatures like this snail) wisper to you if you dare to listen.
      I nearly laid on the wet forest floor to listen to the snails chewing sound while he was eating a blade of grass:-)

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  9. Absolutely lovely! As our lives become busier and busier, it's easy to become overwhelmed with all the things we have to do. It's so important to take time out, to be in nature and to observe. A timely reminder for me. Thank you for your story...

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    1. Hi Kate!
      I hope you could find some time to observe nature?
      I need to remind myself again and again too..it's too easy to rush by on busy days!

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    1. thank you! Nature was absolutly perfect on that day and the pictures didn't even need a make over:-)

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