Taking a moment to breathe

When the Dali Lama was asked what surprised him the most.
He said Man
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health.
Then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present,
and as a result he does not live in the present or the future.
He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.

I took some time off recently to breathe and to put back into what the past six months had taken out of me. My fiance Stu and I spent some time in the bush and up in the mountains. I spent many precious moments smelling the sound of the wind, hearing the smell of the sunshine, listening, breathing and being.

I put my camera down for the most part ….. sometimes as photographers we need to see all around us, to feel, to hear, to taste, to touch, to smell. To truly be in the moment rather than trying to construct the moment from that little rectangle. This is my belief anyway, this is what I did.

Here are a few pics I did take.

PS Have you noticed how you stop breathing when you click the shutter (or is that just me??)