have faith

“Have faith in the photograph you want to make…

…and wait for it.”

- Ben Chrisman

Mind Like Water – cultivation – Tao 54


Cultivate harmony within yourself, and harmony becomes real;
Cultivate harmony within your family, and harmony becomes fertile;
Cultivate harmony within your community, and harmony becomes abundant;
Cultivate harmony within your culture, and harmony becomes enduring;
Cultivate harmony within the world, and harmony becomes ubiquitous.

Cultivate Harmony

Live with a person to understand that person;
Live with a family to understand that family;
Live with a community to understand that community;
Live with a culture to understand that culture;
Live with the world to understand the world.

How can I live with the world?
By accepting.


Tao 54 – TaoTeChing.org

This very moment

“This very moment is the perfect teacher.”

- Pema Chodron

be still with yourself

Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.

~Minor White

Mind Like Water: Matthew 6:22-23

Mind Like water : against darkness
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

BibleGateway.com – Matthew 6:22-23

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Mind Like Water – Clarity 52

Reserve your judgments and words
And you maintain your influence;
Speak your mind and take positions
And nothing will save you.

Mind Like Water - Clarity 52

As observing detail is clarity,
So maintaining flexibility is strength;
Use the light but shed no light,
So that you do yourself no harm,

Mind Like water : 52 clarity

But embrace clarity.

Tao Te Ching 52
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spirit stands still long enough

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.

~Minor White

Mind Like Water: Tao 41 – Following

Tao Te Ching verse 41

When the great man learns the Way,
he follows it with diligence;
When the common man learns the Way,
he follows it on occasion;
When the mean man learns the Way,
he laughs out loud;
Those who do not laugh, do not learn at all.

Therefore it is said:
Who understands the Way seems foolish;
Who progresses on the Way seems to fail;
Who follows the Way seems to wander.

Following One 

For the finest harmony appears plain;
The brightest truth appears coloured;
The richest character appears incomplete;
The bravest heart appears meek;
The simplest nature appears inconstant.

Following Two

The square, perfected, has no corner;
Music, perfected, has no melody;
Love, perfected, has no climax;
Art, perfected, has no meaning.

The Way can be neither sensed nor known:
It transmits sensation and transcends knowledge.


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you will what you imagine

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

 George Bernard Shaw