One of the beauties of pinhole photography is its simplicity.
Tatiana Altberg teaches children in Brazil’s slums to build their own pinhole cameras out of recycled cans, and then encourages them to capture their surroundings.
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a big longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.
Unknown (via aquaticuss)
There is a silent place beyond thoughts.
There is a silent place beyond words.
But it isn’t beyond.
It’s here all of the time.
Whether you seek it or not, it is the only thing that is not lost but can never be found.
It is everywhere and nowhere.. You don’t understand it, don’t act like you do. Just sit still and accept it. Whenever you become aware of right now; accept it. That is the ultimate. ~ Lucid