After living in SF for 3+ yrs, we finally checked off one of our top Bay area bucket list items this past weekend: hiking to Half Dome in Yosemite and climbing the cables to the top. It's already an intense workout that we made even more challenging by deciding to start at 4am so we could catch sunrise at the top. The views and experience was 💯 though--highly recommended.
A little late for World Photography Day. Here's one from the darkest corner of my archive. Instead of talking about the subject, I'm gonna share what photography has thought me over the years. This form of art can be potent, equally constructive and destructive. It's a double edged sword, where our motives don't usually go inline with the outcome. In hopes to capture the perfect image, we might lose our sight, succumbing to non ethical practices. For attention and competitive goals, we tend to secretly envy others and push our boundaries. Human nature isn't it? But the truth is, what remains are the emotions we experience while being in the moment. The way we see the world through a lens, the people we meet and the opportunities we are blessed with that one can only imagine. I've mentioned in my previous post, whereby the growth of our spirit and consciousness determines the type of energy you're emitting back into the universe, and how it comes back at you. Next, how you utilise that to make this world a better place. What was I thinking while making this image? I'm fortunate enough to share an intimate space with a stranger in close proximity, yet coexist. I'm also grateful of being out there, while it's only a dream to many. Everything else in between is expendable. It might sound harsh, but real.
The mighty 'Bheem'
Bandhavgarh gave us bountiful of sightings this summer. Was on the last safari of the trip and was pretty satisfied with what i got to see and photograph. That was when we sighted Bheem - a huge male tiger!! .
When we spotted him, he was taking a nap in a grassland and was barely visible; thus began, what seemed to be, a never ending wait! We waited for him to wake up and give us a glimpse.
The King didn't disappoint, he emerged out of the bushes and took a royal walk in front of the vehicles that were lined up to see him.
Bandhavgarh May 2019
One of the questions were asked a lot is ‘what does it take to do what you’re doing full time?’
Honestly, we don’t think there is a hard and fast answer, but here’s some real talk of what we’ve been able to boil it down to.
If you want to live a life that’s extraordinary, you’ve got to think in extraordinary terms. What does the version of you who already has what you want think?
If you want a life that’s different from the one you currently have, you’ve got to think differently to how you are currently. How does the version of you who already has what you want approach things?
If you want a life where you’re growing a life you want on your terms, stop listening to people who aren’t qualified to pass comment. Who does the version of you who has what you already want listen to? Take advice from?
If you want to live a life of constantly growing and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone so you can have what it is you want, you’ve got to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and allow yourself to work through your fears. What does the version of yourself who already has what you want embody?
If you say you want something for your life but the action you’re taking isn’t in alignment with that, that is likely the reason that you’re not currently doing what you want.
With having what you want comes taking messy, risky but inspired action. Sick in your mouth, jumping off a cliff kind of action.
Most of the time, we’re either in fear about what will happen if we fail or in fear about what will happen if everything goes away.
But what would you do instead if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Hint: You can’t fail.