Archive for October, 2010

Do Nothing, Be Everything

Sometimes all you really need to do is have fun, and not care about being the most creative, the most avant-garde, or the next new flavour on the block. It’s not even about being better than the next photographer who drops names like Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon or Mario Testino.

It’s not even about getting better at it.

And it’s okay even if you don’t know what you’re doing. Take the big leap. Take that first step. Take that tiny gasp into the unknown. You never know when you’ll stumble into something wonderful or extraordinary, like a special laugh, or a perfect moment, or a facet of yourself you hadn’t realised before.

Just never lose that joy of discovery, of being able to laugh at yourself, that inner knowing that the next day will be better, and brighter. When you let go of the unnecessary things, like one-upping, or comparison, or self-criticism, of needing to perform to some imaginary standard, you start to breathe easy. Live light.

Because when you learn to see through His eyes, and nothing will ever look old or ordinary. It is always beautiful.

So these are things I want to remind myself of every day.

by Yosh

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“The dogmas of the quiet past are  inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion… As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country.”