Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category

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Day 366 – Last Day of the Year

December 31, 2012

Holiday reading

 

“The aim of art is not to represent the outer reality of things, but the inner significance of things.” (Aristotle)

When I started this photo-project a year ago, I was looking for something creative, something challenging, something inspiring, something that would help me learn and grow. This project ended up being a crash-course in psychology, mindfulness, virtues, art of happiness, art of loving, the art of facing and overcoming one’s fears and anxieties, not to mention a course in photography.

Thank you to everyone who followed me along this project and everyone who inspired me to take better photos and read better books and be a better friend!

Happy New Year!

 

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Day 362 – Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2012

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Day 303 – Graffiti

October 31, 2012

 

 

“There is no path t happiness. Happiness is the path.” (Buddha)

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Day 300 – Three Hundred Days of Happiness

October 31, 2012

 

300 days is a long time. This project started as a daily reminder for myself (and others) to actively practice happiness in what-ever form it may be, in photography, in readings, in conversations with friends, in exercise, yoga, biking, cooking, cleaning  etc. It’s a daily effort or practice. It takes up time and it requires a commitment.

 

After 300 days, I have an archive of images. Some of them are figural or symbolic, have multiple meanings attached, some are literal, some are just cute.

I have an archive of quotes from the books and articles I’ve been reading this year.

I have a clearer sense of myself and what happiness means to me,  what I expect from myself and from others.

66 days to go.

Thanks for following!

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Day 250 – Chalet

September 4, 2012

 

“I’ll lean on you and you lean on me and we’ll be okay.” (Dave Matthews Band)

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Day 239 – River

August 25, 2012

 

Choose happiness over righteousness. Even if you’re right, don’t demand recognition of the fact. (Rabbi Harold Kushner)

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Day 226 – Rainbow

August 14, 2012

 

“Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear, the moving out against the resistance engendered by fear into the unknown and into the future.” (M.Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled, 1978)