25.1.13

DAY 365+40

Why?

Why am I doing this? 


I should be productive and efficient and much more ambitious. I should target my energies towards improving my professional career. I should be checking my schedule, developing important projects. I should be trying to meet the right people, to stay in the right place and finding ways to achieving new merits. I should be interested in reputation, success or influence. I should be looking for the sort of prestige that gives glamour and social status. I should build up a conventional life


That´s what many persons around me are doing: they are trying to gather tangible evidences of their goodness, of their competence, of their charm... and maybe I should be doing the same. But I don´t manage to persuade myself to do it


I want time to bring conciousness to my life

I want to do my work slowly and enjoy the tiny moments of awareness of my students

I want to slow down and make pauses

I want to muse on the meaning of things. I want to hear the big silence inside me and pay attention to the whispering voice of my soul

I want to experience moments of reverie and moments of sudden revelations.

I want to be open to what comes to meet me. I want to cultivate presence and intention. I want to learn more about the world around me and to let go what have imprisoned me. I want to have fun and play.

I want to feel amazed. I want to cultivate joy and simplicity

I want to give up futility

I want to relinquish vanity

... I want time to come here and make the hidden beauty of my life visible



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18 comments:

Cyndi said...

THis is the coolest post, ever! I found on you on the blog hop and I'm so glad I did. You're in my google reader now. Beautiful, beautiful images!

Cynthia Powell said...

I love your post today-I can so relate to it. I am downsizing my life and I think to myself, why did I accumulate so much junk, why did I allow it into my life. Keeping things simple from now on.

Rebeca Trevino said...

what a lovely post. it hit home for me. after many years in the corporate world, i have chosen to do my art. i do it daily, quietly, and at a pace that would make most people's skin crawl.

thank you for stopping by my blog earlier, and leaving such a nice comment.

Karin - The F Girl said...

You are so right, I am right there with you. Love your blog and your photos!

Currie Silver said...

so lovely and simple.

Sarah Huizenga said...

It is so good that you can focus on what you want instead of living by what the world wants. Wonderful words.

Bonnie said...

Love that rose stretching out to see what's going on down on the street! Thanks for joining us at Photo Art Friday.

Ida said...

Everybody hears a different drummer...What a lovely piece with the rose, it's beautiful.

momphotographer said...

yes, yes, yes... I feel the same way. I should be doing many things now, but first of all I want to slow down and look at my life and myself a little bit closer... Take some time off, and just be myself and live my life.
Wonderful post!

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful white rose through the old metal fence.

The Artful Diva said...

I hope all your wants come true!

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

Wow your are a great artist, I love your blog. Kisses from Spain.

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Marcie said...

And that - therein - answers to the reasons 'why' we continue to do this. To stop..to look and see...to marvel at the wonder..and to be reminded of life's moments.
Love this post!!!

Introverted Art said...

I have learned that we do not have to be ambitious, career crazy, and money hungry. Sometimes, we can just be... Be well my friend.

Linda said...

It is so beautifully poetic. It is like a deep breath of air that grounds me. It is oh so inspiring.
I have chosen a path to take myself outside of the "rat race" and quite like it.
Thanks for your words Zena! They remind me not to get drawn back in...

momto8blog said...

oh yes...the saints have said this is written in our hears, to seek..and our lives are restless till they rest in Him..so we fill our lives and minds with other things but will never be satisfied ..definite food for thought!!
I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

Jeanne said...

So glad that you realize your inner needs and that you are honoring those needs! A lovely and thought provoking post

Wifsie said...

At this point in my life, Zena, I refuse to "should" myself. Totally refuse it. If I do something I don't really want to do, I know why and it's usually out of love. "Shoulds" are a waste of time. What counts is the true voice inside that never leads us astray. And thank you for sharing the pictures and words of your extra-ordinary life!

Maryse (aka Wifsie for Google)

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