"Radiant Path" is a New Release from BODHI SMITH.
“There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path.” ― Dan Millman
This image was captured in the well known Sagano bamboo forest in Arashiyama close to Kyoto during the spring of 2016 while I was visiting Japan....even with it being a couple hours after sunrise, i loved the way the light glowed above the path through the darkest part of the forest, creating a strong metaphor of life...hope you enjoy this one...
“Live in joy, in love,
even among those who hate.
Live in joy, in health,
even among the afflicted.
Live in joy, in peace,
even among the troubled.
Look within, be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
know the sweet joy of the path.” ― Gautama Buddha
“i see her glowing radiance, i feel her angelic innocence, i play in her magical wild...i know my focus is a path to her" ― bodhinku
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
ISO-64, 66mm at f/8 for 4 secs
03/28/2016 about 2 hours after sunrise at 7:29am
Filters: Progrey Genesis .9GND, Progrey Genesis 1.8ND
For this image, a tripod was an absolute necessity...needed to be able to hold the camera absolutely steady for this 4 second exposure.. I used a Dolica 70" Carbon Fiber tripod....for me, this shot would never have been possible without my friends Daniel and April at Dolica Tripods.
"The best anyone can hope for, is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak.” ― Margaret Weis
“nature radiates lights of wisdom hoping to enlighten the path love of for everyone...follow her, she is the beauty of life” ― bodhinku
Speaking of my path is an obvious reference of spirituality. And in this picture, nature is speaking to me, leading me into her beauty as she radiates with my affections for her, which further deepens my passion and love for her...i see, i feel, i play as i sing and dance into her light guiding me out of my darkness, to exactly where i need to go...
“unload the weight of noise, become light enough in spirit and mind to play, and radiate, and sing, and dance down your path to enlightenment" ― bodhinku
“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.” ― Osho
“I will whisper secrets in your ears, just nod yes and be silent. A soul moon appears in the path of my heart. How precious is this journey” ― Jalaluddin Rumi
“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. You will notice things. The path to happiness lies ahead." ― Gautama Buddha
"Stop the world. Slow down everything. Shut off the noise. Seize this moment. Reconnect. Feel and sense what surrounds you. Listen to all the colors of light that envelope you. See the melody and harmony that floats about unnoticed. Taste the solitude of all this wonderment. Smell the beautiful silence within your peaceful serenity. Then, reach out and touch your faith. This is my world." ― bodhinku
As always, I hope this message and image find you well.
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