17.3.13

DAY 365+56

blooming in the now

The old church seemed to be awaiting me. I walked alone around its solitary facade. There was not any trace of opulence, only pure simplicity, austerity, lack of sophistication and a kind of severity that comforted my heart 


It made me think how very often we make things much more complicated than they really are, much more obscure and tough than they should be. And how easy life is when we opt for being without complication, for clarity and fairness

It made me think that life indeed is not so hard to explain, so hard to understand, so hard to live... even when it is intricate and complex

I looked at all the plants that were clearing a path through the stones and flowering, the lichens that were creating awesome patterns on the ground and I realized that they were using their energy to grow up fiercely, purposefully. They were not questioning or judging their circumstances, showing resistance. In fact, they were making the most of them and they look courageous and strong and lovely


Maybe because strength comes from adaptability, resilience comes from acceptance, braveness comes from lenience and true joy can´t  exist together with artificiality 


It made me think that living with ease is not so difficult, even when it seems puzzling and uncertain,  when  we accept that we don´t need to be all the time thinking of mending our lives or waiting for the right moment to act, finding new justifications or explanations about ourselves. And also, that we don´t need to be all the time making plans or analyzing what is happening

It´s not so difficult when we, by copying another creatures, admit that we are just where we are, that we are just who we are. When we  allow ourselves to be  just here and now and to start to evolve, move and grow from this place where we are with no tricks, with no masks, with no adornment or ornament...

8 comments:

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful and so true words Zena. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are well. Have a great week.

Boo said...

Wonderful photos. I'm always amazed at how plants fight to grow in the most difficult places.

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Sarah Huizenga said...

It is true, I generally make things much harder than they need to be.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative photography ~ Wow! ~ Enjoy ^_^

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! We can find strong hold on life anywhere. Your photos are creative!
道 is a nice word!

Patty-Living Deep Studio said...

So lovely. This made me smile and feel very warm and cozy inside. Life truly can be much simpler than we make it.

Cindy Swainson said...

You are so right! And I love your imagery.

Bless you for always making me think...or just feel!

xoxo

ben buckle said...

Definitely a great post. Hats off to you! The information that you have provided is very helpful.
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