♥LOVE NOTE – Friday March 9th, 2012
Are you acting like everything is easy …..and that something wonderful is about to happen?……
How are you going in your world?…… Are you enjoying the moment and experimenting with some changes maybe?…….
One of the things that I value about holidays is how dedicated people are about taking photos and capturing memories…..
I’ve had the privilege over this last month of sharing the time with many people both at ♡Zoe and♡Gaurav’s wedding, when we were travelling through Rajahstan, at the Retreat in Kerala as well as in Singapore where we are now on a few days stop-over before we head home late tomorrow…..
And how wonderful it has been that everyone has been very generous in sharing their photos…….and interestingly enough their perspective on reality….the lens through which they see things…. their take on what is important to them……
And because I am now able to ‘see’ through their photos what is standing out for me is how many times I missed various things because I was looking through my lens and my filters and only seeing what my filters screen in and out..…
It is an amazing process – we think we are all seeing the same thing but in fact we are only seeing our version of reality…..and it is so important to not underestimate this process that is going on all the time!!
And this has been made even clearer because of the different environments we have been in….
We began our journey in the relatively smaller Ambala City in northern India, then went 200 kms south to the huge city of Delhi and then even further south around the areas of Rajasthan and then down into the very tropical south-west in Kerala….
And for another complete contrast we are now staying in a very different culture in Singapore which is predominantly Chinese around where we are staying….
I am astounded by the different energy in the faces and the bodies of the people from all the different areas….
As I’ve been making my way laboriously through the literally thousands of photos the idea keeps coming to me –
Every picture tells a story……and
Every face tells a story……….
so I thought I would share a collage of photos from the wedding days……
with the suggestion for you to take some time to look into each photo…….
Photos credits to the talented ♡Colin Rosewarne, ♡Susan Lodge and ♡Sarah Grimes – much Gratitude and appreciation!
Question for you: What stories do your pictures tell?……
To the world and those close to you and to yourself?
Is it the story you want others to get?
What stories did you learn about ♡LOVE and affection, about touch, about Joy and Happiness, about celebrating, about having Fun and playing, about feeling, about sensuality, about positivity, about kindness and caring, about self-care………and so on…and on……
♥MIRRORING PRACTICE: Share with someone/with us (or in your journal) what stands out for you today and what this post brings up for you. If sharing with another swap so that each person takes turns to ♥MIRROR the other for a minimum of 5 minutes…..
A caution to not judge your stories -and those of others around you – and the lens that you and they filter the world through. They were necessary for you to live in the worlds you grew up in.
As adults though, one of our tasks and growth edges is to check out whether these same stories are serving us and our ♡LOVE-d ones and if they aren’t, to learn new ways to replace them with….
Much ♡LOVE and BLESSINGS and admiration as you explore and experiment, Susie♡