See the beauty you wish to see in the world.

Many of you are already familiar with Gandhi’s famous quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” From a photographer’s perspective, I suggest that you “see the beauty you wish to see in the world.” In other words, what are you looking at as you go about your day? Are you noticing how dirty the streets are or the blossoming tree across the street? Are you seeing gum on the sidewalk or the patterns the grasses are making on the edge of it? You get more of what you focus on so focus more on seeing the beauty that is already there and you will see that there is beauty around you everywhere. Psychologist James Hillman suggested that “many of societies challenges come because we are cut off from beauty and lose our way as human beings.” With that in mind, let’s move towards more “beauty seeing” and find our way again to more “human being.”

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