PEACE

When you are fully present 

and people around you manifest unconscious behavior, you won’t feel the need to react 

to it, so you don’t give it any reality. Your 

PEACE

is so vast and deep that anything that is not peace disappears into it as if it had never existed. 

This breaks the karmic cycle of action and reaction.

 — Eckhart Tolle

Photography 101 – Bliss

I have 2 photos for this – the first is my youngest daughter at age 3 experiencing the ocean at Galveston beach. What childhood abandonment and pure bliss on her face! This is one of my all time favorites.

3 year old bliss
3 year old bliss

When we are older, bliss can be more difficult to capture. We have a multitude of important thoughts that can override happiness and bliss, so we have to be more mindful in seeking out these moments. One of my favorite activities is to sit on the boardwalk by the lake with a cup of coffee on a cool morning. Watching the sky and water, before the cares of the day creep upon me, is a simple joy.

middle-age bliss
middle-age bliss

Photography 101: Bliss

I had to think about this one– bliss can take many forms. I have so many sunrise and sunset pictures. I love all of them, love that I can see so many beautiful skies. In the end though, I decided to post this selfie of me sitting by the pool this summer. Just relaxing for a bit, wherever I am = bliss.

Blissful afternoon
Blissful afternoon