Stories Washed Ashore…
Sometimes when I
think of life,
I feel like a
piece of driftwood…
on a shore…
like a driftwood…
No address, nothing…
just no more
A sea of possibilities…
beyond twilight zones…
( kovalam beach, Chennai, India)
(words from Harukami , Tuhin roy, Avinash , quotes…)
Crows- symbols of creation
Wherever crows are, there is magic.
They are symbols of creation & spiritual strenghth….
They remind us to look for oppurtunities to
create & manifest the magic of life.
They are messengers calling to us…
about the creation & magic…
that is alive within our world everyday & available to us.
words : Ted Andrews , Animal Speak
He who follows
will have no problem…
You once told me
You wanted to find
Yourself in the world –
And I told you to
First apply within,
To discover the world
You once told me
You wanted to save
The world from all its wars –
And I told you to
First save yourself
From the world,
And all the wars
( words : APPLY WITHIN by Suzy Kassem” )
When I finally learned to let go of
having to totally control everything
around me and let my life unfold,
I was stunned by the results…
~ ` ~ Geri Larkin
A wise man once said
~ ` ~ zen saying
One of the more difficult paradoxes to accept
is that this abundance of gifts is always quietly
present and it is we who drift in
and out of seeing it…
~ ` ~ Mark Nepo
( Niagara Falls…)
Enduring & Real…
To look for a form or search
is to stumble down the
wrong path .
The wisdom that cannot be thought,
alone reveals that which
is enduring and
~ ` ~ Zen
Things we love…
” We lose ourselves in the
things we love…
We find ourselves there
I am pretty sure that
when we sparkle
Heal + shine
~ ` ~ Tanya Markul
Wishing you all a happy &peaceful
new year ❤ ❤
I smell with my ears
I taste with my eyes
I see with my hands
I touch with my tongue
I hear with my nose
I am in my senses now.
( Poem : Kabir das < location : Kodaikanal, a small hill town near Madurai, Tamil nadu, South India )
Souls recognize each
Where ever you
be the soul
of the place.
~ ` ~ Rumi
Friendship is composed
of a single soul.
~ ` ~ Plautus
live without love.
You are a spirit , you
have a soul and you
live in a body.
~ ` ~ Pedro Okoro
( Picture : Indian Gaur )
the secret of
` ~ ` Lao Tzu
That the mind
` ~ ` Lao Tzu
Nothing in all
so like god
` ~ ` Meister Eckhart
Learning how to
to really be still
and let life happen–
that stillness becomes a
` ~ ` Morgan Freeman
Even when in the midst
stillness of the mind can
` ~ ` Stephen Richards
In the stillness of headstones ,
Darkness in my blanket.
And forever in my song..
In the arms if stare angles,
I ‘m not afraid.
Because finally and
` ~ ` Jordan Dane
Please also take a look at my other post..https://sriramjanak.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/speaking-rocks/
( location : Aritappati village…near Madurai. Tamil Nadu,
It is beautiful to be
And if you are more
You will be more
If you are more Alive,
then more life will
Enter your inner being.
You will be more
You can eat things with out
tasting; it is not difficult…
But…it is beautiful to taste….
become the taste of the food…
We are feeling vacant, empty and
we keep saying life is….empty
We are not filling it…
Be more alive, and you will be more Divine.
Be totally alive,
and there is no death for you…
( Words : OSHO )
Black & white…
“Color is everything,
black and white is more.
~`~ Dorninie Rouse
“To see in color is a delight for the eye
but to see in black and white is a
delight for the soul.”
~`~ Andri Cauldwell
“I’ve been forty years discovering that
the queen of all colors is black.”
~`~ Henri Mattise
“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this:
in black and white you suggest;
in color you state .
Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty…
~`~ Paul Outerbridge
“Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to
which mankind is forever subjected.”
~`~ Robert Frank
The world is in color
you have to work at B& W
~`~ Andrew Maclean
Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair
to which mankind is forever subjected.
Black & white (photography) frees up the photographer to see the
World & recreate it in a fresh way, shifting the image from
“How it looked to” how it felt.”
~`~ Gregory Heisler
Life is like a good B&W photograph,
there ‘s black , there’s white &
lots of shades in between
~`~ Karl Heiner
“There are four Qs that are of value in life,
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for?
What is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same…
L O V E…
~~ Johnny Depp
I shut my eyes in order to see…
The poet, the painter, or the photographer who is locked into only the visual phenomena
may miss the heart of what was actually being experienced…
Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enjoy the mystery .
All the good stuff is hidden in the dark corners.
It’s what gives life a sense of vitality…
The brush paints by itself,
the dance dances itself,
the poem writes itself.
There is no longer a gap between artist, subject,
audience, and life…
Just see, just hear, just taste,
just touch, just smell,
just see a thought without the need to give it a name or identity.
This way of perceiving will then begin to translate
into the way you express yourself through your art…
Only that day dawns to which we are awake
~`Henry David Thoreau
Develop the ability to experience things directly, without evaluation.
You will be able to see, hear fell taste, smell…
As your attentiveness and awareness increase with practice….
you will begin to notice little things that you have been seeing everyday
but barely noticed in passing…
Only that day dawns
to which we are awake
~`Henry David Thoreau
Each one of us is n artist
Whether we realize it or not…
When you learn to trust yourself implicitly,
you no longer need to prove something
through your art…
If the energy is really flowing freely,
the brush paints by itself. the camera pictographs,…
.the sculpture forms…the words write…
To be nothing…to want nothing…
to do nothing…
it has to be experienced…
( Words: zen arts, Minor white, Ryoken, Zen creativity…)
Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful new year…:-)
Think about it . Light , where would we be without it ?
Light we can capture it.
It is light that reveals,
Light that obscures,
Light that communicates.
It is light I “listen ” to.
~~ Louis Daguerre
(On world photography day August 19th )
” What I dream of is
an art of balance…”
~~ Henri Matisse
Life is Balance….
Everything that you see as life…
Everything that you see as yourself is
only when it is in
Everything is beautiful…
only if it is Balance…
~~ Miyoko ohno
(words : jaggi Vasudev )
If they breath they live….
If they live they feel….
If they feel they love….
If they love they are aware…
If they are aware ..
They have a SOUL….
( words : Anthony Douglas Williams )
” If you cannot enjoy your own company,
who else is going to enjoy it ..”
From silence emerges
and everything returns
Just like …
everything emerges ..
and goes …
Back to darkness….
“ The beast which passeth all others
in wit & mind “
to understand them…
Just intellect is not enough…
To Understand them…
you will have to go on the same path they traveled…..
To understand them …
it is essential to understand what they feel….
To understand them…
without including their emotions is not right…
I’m walking away from the troubles in my life,
I’m walking away oh to find a better day …’
~~ Craig David
” Every art has its mystery
its Spiritual rhythm”
~~ D.T Suzuki
is usually associated with the darker side of life….
In religion & art , mystery is light itself …its the life blood that pumps through true religion & artistic practice…….”
“…Mystery is the itch that you can’t Scratch ,
the driving force of spiritual & creative
” Mystery is the seed of
” having a spiritual meaning that is neither apparent to
the senses nor obvious to the intellect .
It is direct subjective communication with ultimate reality…”
( words : John Daido Loori )
Sharing your blissfulness is the only charity.
Sharing your joy is the only gratitude.
Existence has given you too much, share it.
The more you share the more you will have it
The less you share the less you will have it.
If you don’t share it you won’t have it at all.
The other person Is Y O U …
Recognise that the
other person is Y O U
Day will break…
Let me not grope in vain in the dark
but keep my mind still in the faith
that the day will break
and the truth will appear
in it’s simplicity.
” The little ear,
like the map of India,
were cocked forward listening to the only sounds
The call of the mother…”
” …every creature on the face of the earth seems to know how to be quiet and
but we seem to have lost the ability just to be quiet, to simply be
present in the stillness that is the basis of our existence……”
~~john daido loori
Stillness is very natural
it is incredibly
“…still , calm ,even
in the midst of chaos……”
” To be still means…
to empty yourself from the incessant flow of thoughts
and create a state of consciousness that is open and
” The stilled mind is like a mirror.
It doesn’t process ; it just reflects.
at any moment it is free…”
” Spirit… always stands still……
long enough for the photographer it has chosen “
~~ M inor White
S P I R I T …..
……it was allowing me to be in it’s presence
S P I R I T …….
It allowed me to photograph…posing , still & dignified…..
“ where the S P I R I T
does not work with hand….there is no art ”
~~~~ Leonardo da Vinci
Trust the S P I R I T ..
….even if we can’t explai
W H Y …we do …..W H A T ...we do…