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How We See

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 29 April 2013 in Plant & Nature.

How We see things is often guided by what I like to call "presets"
in our mind:
Things we have heard - right or wrong...
Things we have learned - right or wrong...
Things we see - right or wrong...

The mind and heart that we have, are a gift from God, The Great Spirit, Nature, or just the Cosmos. That Gift is supposed to be there to guide us through life and help us with the choices that we make. But we need to use it rather than the presets all the time.

I think that, sometimes, we allow others to make those choices for us.
But They are just like us: Humans... - They could be right or wrong.

In the end, this is why many of us, myself included,try to "circle back" to our heart for the connection that tells us which way to go, or what to do.
It doesn't always work, but I think usually it does.

When I hear words or see something that I just feel, in my heart, is not right, I look the other way...I usually try to be guided by simply what FEEL's right. And I think most all of us, especially on this Blog, operate the same way.

Just another reason why I love you all so much!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 100 14 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/320 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
14 mm

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