First impulse

Reformation 8

I was going through the digital photos we took since the birth (and that is a lot!) of our son and I noticed a peculiar thing.

With digital cameras it is easy and tempting to make a lot of pictures.

So when something ‘happens’ we click a way, but…. I found that in 8 out of 10 pictures, the first was actually the best. Even when the photo wasn’t sharp, the scene was the best.

I liked the discovery I made, because it was something I sometimes forget. It is the first impulse that often is the best thing to do. It’s an intuitive thing.

Something directly from the sub-conscious maybe and the way I see it, the sub-conscious is sensing a lot more thing then the conscious ‘us’s’.

After that, rationalization kicks is and we change our minds. Doing things instead of Being. I decided to live life more like an analogue camera. Reacting on the impulse, doing my best to make it sharp and click.

And even when it’s not sharp. The memory won’t be less ‘umpressive’.

When the film roll is developed, I’ll see the result. In the meantime, I enjoy the film roll of my life.

Oh, one more thing.
Make sure to create enough situations that are worth photographing.

Happy shooting.

This painting is part of the Reformation series.
 Reformation is embracing new knowledge and insights in order to rewire existing patterns in the brain and ones natural behavior. Reformation is phase One and internal. Phase Two is Transformation the external result.

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Speak Up

Reformation Speak Up

Imagine you’re a car mechanic and have to perform a maintenance to a car.

While working on it, you’ll notice the timing belt is worn (The timing belt is an important part of the engine that makes sure the combustion is right. Replacing it is expensive, but when it brakes during driving it is really bad for the engine and will cost a lot more), but you don’t tell the client.

Get the picture?

My message here is simple, when something’s on your mind, tell it. You can think about how or when you wanna tell it, but say it.

It is on your mind anyhow, so it will influence your behaviour, consciously or unconsciously. Besides, you’ll be surprised how one might react. Anyway, it will change reality, but you’re in control.

The power of words.

Words
The world is full of them
And sometimes I wonder
how all the words in the world
ever spoken would look like
if all
where
flowers.
The flower of words

‘Speak Up’ is part of the Reformation series.
 Reformation is embracing new knowledge and insights in order to rewire existing patterns in the brain and ones natural behavior. Reformation is phase One and internal. Phase Two is Transformation the external result.

Life is an ocean

Imagine life is an ocean and think about it.

I did when I was in a very hectic period of my life. A lot of things changed at once (I just moved to another country, had a baby, bought a house, my girl friend is expecting again, insecure about work). I felt worried, but at the same time I had this undefined relaxed comfortable ‘ground’ feeling. Almost conflicting compared to how I felt.

While mountain biking I had to think about the ocean and that made things much clearer for me.

The upper stream is the hectic and the worries. It is looking at the waves, the foam, hearing and seeing the wind blow. Looking at the other waves is also some kind of competitiveness. Trying to be bigger and longer.

It is also some kind of conforming. What do others do, what do others say. I see the eyes and hear them thinking: At his age, all this big steps. Probably my perception, but still….

And there’s the ocean current. Going under water there’s the silence. Complete rest compared to the upper stream. Here’s the stream deep below, the base rhythm. It is necessary for the world climate. Without it earth would freeze or heat up.

In my comparison, I call this the current of life.
Determining the climate of life
The bigger purpose;
the rest is distraction.

21931498_700x700min_1The more I can get in touch with this, the more relaxed I become. Things will move in the right direction. I can’t change it and what comes on my way, I have to deal with when it comes. Not before.
It isn’t easy, but I am trying

It feels like staying under water for a long time, but at one point you have to go to the surface to breath. It made me think of the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind, with the baby under water.

Baby’s in the womb can breath under water (amniotic). As soon as we’re born we can’t anymore.

So metaphorically speaking, we should learn to breath under water, instead of being in the upper stream of the hectic and distracting waves and foam and wind and noise.

Not only to get in touch with the current of life, but also teaching us to be more candid, open and curious instead, like children.
No worries.