Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Living the moment

The following video is posted for visitors who would not know what Susan meant when the other day graciously calling some photos of mine "nice examples of Zen photography".

For those not being regular readers: I am no follower of any 'ism'. 

Still, I'd like you to take the time. There are quite a few good thoughts to be heard within the next 8:19 minutes.

More about John Daido Loori here and here.


  1. Thank you! Lovely introduction to Zen Photography. Very interesting to Google John Daido Loori and see his "Images."

  2. Claude,
    I mostly enjoyed the sequence in which he says many of us are preoccupied with the past that does not exist, and with the future that does not exist ...

  3. Your photos are very Zen :-)

    The bit I like in the video is sit and wait for the moment.

    I do try, but I must remember it more often. It leads to some wonderful results.

    I must rememember to 'sit and rest a while' more often...

  4. Sean - I'm not too sure about the past not existing. After all the minute before has changed me and becomes part of my being. But I certainly agree that the future is not in the present yet.

    Interesting concept!

  5. CherryPie,
    as (I think) I do have to do many other 'things', I do not very often just sit and wait;
    still, sometimes I do. And yes, sometimes – by far, not always – I am happy with the result.
    Maybe, in a way – who knows? – the waiting is the reward.

    it is as you say ... an interesting concept. :)

  6. The past does not exist, the future does not exist. That's the basic premise too, of Ekhart Tolle's The Power of Now. Very useful book to me.