“you have been walking the ocean's edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. you must dive naked under and deeper under, a thousand times deeper. love flows down. the ground submits to the sky and suffers what comes. tell me, is the earth worse for giving in like that? do not put blankets over the drum. open completely.” ― jalaluddin rumi, the big red book
"like a blanket of hope, in your life may all the cold turn to warm...and may all the warmth become a glowing heat, and may all the glowing heat be a wrapped blessing of joy warming your heart" ―bodhinku, blanket
this image was taken a little while after sunrise next to the balboa pier in newport beach, ca...i felt all the layers of color in the water seemed like comforting blankets....and this image would not be possible without the help of a sturdy tripod, made by Dolica...or without the use of the absolute best filters on the market currently, made by ProgreyUSA. if you are looking for some great new innovative filters, you should try out the filters I used for this impression, the Antarctica magnetic filters by ProgreyUSA (10-stop used here), just superb quality, superb workmanship/durability, ease of use, and you will definitely notice the results on improving your in camera captures. These filters work so smoothly with GND filters and permit you the ability to use up to three if you choose (i used ProgreyUSA Genesis filters here, a .9GND on the top and a .3GND on the bottom of the image slightly rotated to the left to accommodate the angle of the pier in the image to balance out the entire exposure of the composition in camera...
“in your light i learn how to love. in your beauty, how to make poems. you dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes i do, and that sight becomes this art.” ― jalaluddin rumi,in the arms of the beloved
“although you appear in my dreams, your essence is pure consciousness. you are the fearless guardian of divine light. so come, return to the root of the root of your own soul.” ― jalaluddin rumi,in the arms of the beloved
"awaken. stop the world. slow down everything. shut off the noise. relax. 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. awaken." ― bodhinku, my world
above all else as always, i hope this message and image find you well.
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"contemplate without thinking. be certain only in your uncertainty, content to be completely incomplete. stop the rush. slow down time. breathe and notice. slow down everything. let it all be. shut off the noise. hush. relax. seize this higher moment. reconnect. feel and sense what surrounds you. listen to all the colours of light whisper as they envelope you. see the melody and harmony that float about unnoticed. taste the solitude of all this wonderment. smell the beautiful silence. now discover your peaceful serenity. then, reach out and touch your faith with all your senses. this is my world. awaken!"