There is something about the hectic way of life that prevents us (me especially) from really being present at any given moment. At least for me it's a constant struggle to remember to be appreciative of what's going on around me. To really see my surroundings and take everything in. In order to practice being present I occasionally partake in photography. Challenging myself to look at a place in different ways. This often times means getting down on the ground or climbing. Stepping back, looking up, getting close and looking down. It's quite amazing what you see if you try a different perspective.
I like this practice because it slows me down and makes me really feel present in the moment I'm observing. I guess this is a bit like a meditative practice. Perhaps you have a practice that helps you feel present too. In any case below are a few photos I've taken that have made me pause and say "wow" why didn't I try that before.
Hi, I'm Liz. I like to write about life and the wisdom I cull from it. I use words and images to inspire empathy and connection with each other and the world.