The Mystery

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The Mystery
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Image by -Reji
The real beloved is that one who is unique,
who is your beginning and your end.
When you find that one,
you’ll no longer expect anything else:
that is both the manifest and the mystery.
That one is the lord of states of feeling,
dependent on none;
month and year are slaves to that moon.
-Rumi

Every Soul Connection Creates Something Lasting
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Image by Viewminder
Shooting like this gives me a lot of opportunity to talk to strangers.

There’s something about the camera that makes it alright.

Maybe it’s a focal point that needs no explanation.

It becomes a reason that just is.

I learn so much from these encounters.

I see so many facets of humanity.

The experiences are so often prolific and enriching.

Some people say that our thoughts create the reality that surrounds us…

they postulate that ‘our thoughts become our reality.’

More and more as I shoot the streets I begin to agree.

We are the creators of the reality in which we find ourselves immersed.

If our consciousness embraces the beautiful dynamic of life…

I’m telling you from my own experience…

life becomes beautiful.

Another experience proved this to me without a single doubt.

I was getting ready to leave on a long trip a number of years ago.

You know how you kinda do that ‘last check’ of the house to see if you’ve missed anything?

I smelled a burning odor…

and I realized that I might have left the iron on.

I couldn’t believe I’d be that shortsighted.

I don’t know why I did such a stupid thing but I reached out to the iron with my hand…

to see if it was hot…

I barely touched it but it stuck to my hand.

When I pulled my hand back in the recoil of pain…

the hot iron was pulled back with it and it made contact with my entire palm.

I could hear my skin sizzle… I could feel my skin cells popping like little steam explosions.

It was the exact same sound bacon makes when you cook it up.

It was hard to pull the iron off of my flesh… it really was stuck to it.

It was the worst, most painful burn I’ve ever endured.

It was bad.

I probably should have gone to the emergency room.

But I had to be on an airplane in an hour.

Immediately I sat down in the lotus position and held my burned hand in front of me.

I imagined my hand bathed in the most beautiful and radiant healing light.

With all of the intensity that I had within me I focused on the painful burn.

The only thought in my head, repeated over and over…

Was ‘there will be no tissue damage… there will be no tissue damage…’

I thought that thought with a greater clarity, energy and focus than any thought I’ve ever thunk.

After about five minutes of this I opened my eyes.

There was no pain.

No pain at all.

There was an imprint of the iron across my entire palm.

The word ‘Oster’ was spelled backwards in the burn.

I jumped on that airplane a few minutes later and I flew far away… people would look at the burn and they were amazed…

you could see exactly what I did just by the print on my hand.

It looked incredible.

The amazing thing…

It never hurt again.

There was no blistering.

Not a single effect from the burn short of the dead skin’s imprint.

None of the living tissue of my hand showed any sign of injury.

If I hadn’t expereinced this myself I would never have believed it.

This moment impresed me so deeply and profoundly.

I believe that our thoughts create the reality around us to a great extent.

A red hot steam iron and a moment of stupidity proved that to me.

One Love

Faces on the street
Chicago 7.23.11
35mm 1.8 cropped square expo and contrast burned up

MANIFEST DUB
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Image by amanda luna
neon watercolors and pencil on paper, i’m sort of obsessed with doing this sort of thing all of a sudden.

Comments

  1. La Chica de Marte.. (~_~).. says:

    Beautiful Red Rose.. 🙂

  2. grace_photography says:

    oh so beautiful Reji…

  3. .A.S.H. says:

    Gorgoeus

  4. кαrтнιgα | கார்த்திகா says:

    lovely! 🙂

  5. Dovid100 says:

    how very very lovely !!!

  6. jithulead...ON&OFF... says:

    Beautiful capture….!

  7. VK Clicks says:

    Beautiful capture, Sir

  8. Santhosh Kumar . N says:

    Good photo,Reji 🙂

  9. delsignorem says:

    Striking Beauty ! Wonderful capture !!! Bravo !! :))

  10. anwarsiak***sibuk*** says:

    Wow..very beautiful !

  11. I Nair says:

    Your icon!!

  12. Montse Poch says:

    I love a rose for the start of the week.
    It’s beautiful!
    Have a good week!

  13. MNFISH says:

    Fantastic photograph, well done!

  14. :::. Mänju .::: says:

    Beautiful capture..!!!!

  15. karthis studio says:

    beautiful color…excellent shot Rejik

  16. Deadly_Dreamer says:

    Excellent details. Lovely

  17. kalyani102 says:

    beautiful capture!

  18. nature photographer. says:

    Lovely close-up and details.! Wishing you a lovely day, my friend :

  19. Priyanka.Raj says:

    fantastic

  20. nuframe says:

    I just love your rose shots!

  21. vishal.singh says:

    Super details and color is so clear….loved it!!

  22. Iris_x2002 says:

    beautiful red rose !

  23. flemming. d5100 says:

    Beautiful Rose. Excellent shot

  24. SolitudeWays. says:

    Fabulous.

  25. sajan164 says:

    wonderful shot and writings reji

  26. rupam0 says:

    Fabulous!

  27. fang99 says:

    Fantastic capture !!

  28. sasithorn_s says:

    Excellent shot! So exquisite:)

  29. Sveinn Steingrímsson.sveinn1956 says:

    This wonderful photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Dalang55555 says:

    Gorgeous!!

  31. Steve-h says:

    gorgeous !

  32. ineedathis says:

    Beautiful macro! have a wonderful week.

  33. Neil (Gone Camping) says:

    A very beautiful red rose.


    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  34. Salvatore Lo Faro says:

    Magnifica immagine !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. sgmillionxu2000 says:

    beautiful comp and detail. great shot!

  36. profmpc says:

    Beautiful macro

  37. poppy orange says:

    Such a rich color.Really beautiful Reji.

  38. T.I.T.A. says:

    Buenas nitidez en esa rosa!

  39. T i s d a l e says:

    Beautiful Shot. Wonderful Crop

  40. kiran_15oct (Away..) says:

    Wonderful macro..

  41. S.R.NAIRS says:

    very lovely shot, Reji.

  42. snmeets says:

    Fantastic shot Reji, lovely tones and detail!

  43. The Ross Project says:

    A beautiful rose and close up!

  44. carolesong says:

    Gorgeous rose Reji!

  45. rosiespoonerphotos says:

    Superb macro
    Posted via flickeflu

  46. southernhobbyist says:

    excellent shot my friend

  47. siddharth123 says:

    Simply beautiful!!

  48. ♋DANY1926 OFF♋ says:

    Simply wonderful….-_^

  49. yadhavan.c says:

    Lovely !!

  50. fantastic

  51. ritvaester says:

    il rosso che adoro……..

  52. *ámú* says:

    Gorgeous rose shot!

  53. Melinda ^..^ says:

    beautiful

  54. H a s h e e d says:

    Great shot!

  55. Jehane* says:

    Gorgeous!

  56. Gaynell Foster says:

    Graceful; lovely bokeh… Outstanding shot and poem.

  57. Ron Hanko says:

    Beautiful rose, Reji, and incredible detail and color.

  58. Magic Theatre [OFF} says:

    Lovely!

  59. Tracey Whitefoot says:

    Stunning ;0))

  60. Theophilos says:

    Fantastic colors and details!

  61. Frans.Sellies says:

    very nice!

  62. SolsticeSol says:

    What a lovely floral beauty this is Reji.
    I love how that rich red shines!
    May you have a beautiful afternoon.. 🙂

  63. Hobbyfotograf Jürgen Marz says:

    wonderful rose, great shot.

  64. Tamparinu says:

    Meravigliosa !

  65. Harris Hui (in search of light) says:

    Beautiful close up with great colors! RejiK
    Have a great Monday and week ahead!

  66. su-sa-ni-ta says:

    Bellisima rosa t favorito color ! saludos !

  67. sabine1955 says:

    A Rose is a Rose is a….

  68. Bob the Birdman and All Around Nature Guy says:

    A fiery red rose to match your previous dragonfly! Excellent work!!

  69. tlchua99 says:

    Wow! … Your favourite flower… !
    🙂

  70. bettyfromtexas says:

    so beautiful!

  71. Rosa Gamboias says:

    Wonderful macro!!! Great colors and textures!

  72. MAMEDE HARFOUCHE says:
  73. Prometheus-BD (Mostly OFF) says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  74. MadonnaJ says:

    Simply stunning. I can almost touch the velvet of this beautiful rose.

  75. Dan N.. says:

    Beautiful!!

  76. mskarim বশীর says:

    ¸.•*´¨´¨*•Admired in the group flickr ♥♥♥ friends
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickr_friends_/
    Thank you for sharing with us!¸.•*´¨´¨*•

  77. Mariló Irimia says:

    Parabéns!

    Esta foto foi vista no PHODDÁSTICA!!! ® Private Group

    Congratulations!

    This photo was seen in the PHODDÁSTICA!!! ® Private Group

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  78. MAMEDE HARFOUCHE says:


    PHODA-INVITE01

  79. MAMEDE HARFOUCHE says:
  80. Buyung Mukawi (OFF) says:

    _____________________________________________

    Parabéns ✿ Congratulations

    NOSSAS FLORES ✿ OUR FLOWERS

  81. Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ says:

    THAT beauty …♪ ♫ ♥ღ


    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  82. minou09 says:

    Une belle rose !

  83. *HamimCHOWDHURY* [Only Posting photos ] says:

    Lovely shallow depth
    like this color too,
    Thanks for your support and pray for my wife’s early recovery,
    I am catching up slowly, I hope to view all your recent uploads,
    stay tuned,

  84. Chrisseb says:

    Great portrait!

  85. Jamerson Photography says:

    Great photo and great words. Very timely for me right now…I’m so happy you’re still sharing your awesome street work! Cheers.

  86. bytegirl24 says:
  87. Seth Oliver Photographic Art says:

    Great job as always

  88. shelle777....very slowly catching up says:

    The soul man !!! Cool!

  89. Trina ~ says:

    I am loving your street shots and this man has a face full of life….
    as for the story…wow…I think I need to work a little harder on my current reality, make it more…just more.

  90. Gavin Mills Photography says:

    Right on brother !

  91. Photo--Graphy says:

    Belle compo ! 😉

  92. BOILLON CHRISTOPHE says:

    nice b&w Viewminder !!!

  93. mesmerical says:

    I love this face, there’s something very special there … and your tight, tight capture is perfect.

  94. Loïc BROHARD says:

    Great close-up portrait

  95. STS Photography says:

    Nice:)

    This beautiful B

  96. Viewminder says:

    ONE YEAR TO THE DAY INTO THE FUTURE ON FLICKR…

    Pretty Muddy

    "Pretty Muddy"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/light_seeker/7993493214/

  97. Viewminder says:
  98. Andrew St Lawrence says:

    Old Friends, Book Ends. Simon n Garfunkel. Keep painting like this and you will get cataracts.

  99. amanda luna says:

    naw way, I have cyborg-vision.

  100. brennheit bakst says:

    now i remember you promised to send me a shrinky dink in trade for the mama cass album

  101. amanda luna says:

    oh snap. you need one. I’ll make some tomorrow. flickr mail me your address!

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