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The Light Within
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 9:45pm, Aug 29
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
This photo was taken during a time of great healing for me. I had moved into a house which I shared with another man who was also dealing with a health crisis. I had come back from Rwanda and was suffering from a parasite I picked up, which led to me becoming confused and delusional. It was at this time I stopped trusting life and my perceptions of it. I felt incredibly alone and disorientated and nothing could comfort me. I was essentially going insane. I remember sitting on the floor, from where this photo was taken, I was feeling so desperate and I remembered the words of my Mentor...he said "Your Nature is Peace". At that point, I had lost all trust in my world and all I had was my Breath...Breathing in and Breathing out. The only thing in my world I could trust in was my breath. In the simplicity of my breath, the goodness of my breath and in the dependability of my breathing.
I realized that my nature was the peacefulness of breathing and that anything else outside of this peace that I experienced was not my nature, was not me. This became my reference point by which I discerned my sanity from the insanity.

At some point I took this photo because of the beauty of the moment of this sun coming through the door and beauty of the life that lived beyond the house. I did not think that I would link this story with the image until right now. I am grateful for that time in that house. I learned a lot.


Medium
Kodac Portra NC Film
Mamiya C330
and Inspiration.

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awaken2sun     7:47am, Aug 30

awaken2sun

Amazing piece...amazing story. Thanks for sharing both.


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