Everyone loves a great story and funny enough everyone has a story!
So here’s my question: If I tell you mine, will you tell me yours?
Well I do believe in transparency and I guess I should go first. About three years ago I went through a personal trial in my life which almost destroyed me. The experience devastated my inner being but also traumatized my soul. With my peace box shattered I began to spiral into the abyss of darkness. From the depths of depression, hopelessness and anger I became a nomad in the desert of despair paralyzed by own emotional pain and suffering.
The nature of my own tribulation will be kept for another blog post, but escaping the jaws of life proved to be a futile endeavour. The compass of my happiness was pointing in the wrong direction, attracted to a magnet of fear and rage. My bearings were constantly being recalibrated to an unknown co-ordinate system and hence there were no roots to anchor into the stability of solid ground.
A bottomless pit is where free-fall occurs and any attempt to escape it resulted in resentment and being overtaken, perhaps dominated by a negative experience. In my case surrendering to the free-fall allowed me to accept that I was in free-fall and a magical thing happened. I could free fall without a parachute making friends and embracing the experience of being broken open, allowing it to take over and letting the evolution of the universe to happen. In other words going through a phoenix process was surfing with the underwater currents of despair to take me to the place where life would begin again. To the place where the journey brings you to live the adventures of life. I realized that life was worth living and beautiful. Like a caterpillar which cocoons into a beautiful butterfly, I had to choose to see the beauty of what the world has to offer. I chose to Live Life!
One step at a time or like the caterpillar, one leg at a time I pushed through the cocoon of compassionate living to realize that I have more to give and offer in this world. I can start to flutter my colourful wings with optimism, breath and gratitude.
Cameras have become a passion of mine and I study the technical aspects of them in great detail to produce a great story. However my real interest is in the person and their story. I just use cameras and videos as a vehicle to hearing other people’s stories.
The words “Live Life” is a daily slogan for me which is practiced everyday as a ritual for achieving the impossible. In other words, I view things in the realm that everything is possible.