Affection for the conscious path
that brings the soul alive.
There was a time when I felt numb inside. By my own misguided volition I confined myself to a cubicle with no walls. To an apartment full of things and the illusion of security that I thought I craved. I was always free to go. But I didn't.
Until I did in my mid-twenties. I didn't realize at the time that I was breaking away from so much more than just my job, but I knew something was shifting deep within. This is a story becoming more and more common. Leaving it all behind. Soul-searching. Mine was about taking action to understand myself, using this world as the arena to play in.
A generation is waking up to the possibilities outside the box. A collective group is going deeper in their pursuit of meaning. I've met them in the mountains, in teahouses, on retreat, in hostels, in the jungle, the frenetic cities and more. These are the people I photograph and converse with around the world.
So much pressure is put on our external world - successful career, perfect home, material goods. Nothing is wrong with any of these things, unless they become distractions so big that we lose sight of who we are and what we even want. How much attention do we really pay to our own internal world? How can we possibly serve the world if we have no grasp of our own minds?
Finding your personal path is essential. Walking it is a thrill. Not knowing how it ends? Surrender to the present and forget the rest.
In a few words --
Small town beginnings. Moved to a big city to prove I could expand my mindset. Realized I was stuck in a game I didn't even want to play. Left it behind, travelled the world and had the time of my life. Realized that the external environment and foreign lands can teach us so many new things. But in the end the place doesn't really matter -- it's about our mind's perception.
Currently in flux seeing how this world bends and breathes. It's not nearly as rigid as I'd thought.
What I share here are photos from my travels, words when it feels right, and my availability whenever you want to connect.