My Writing: August 2017


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/29/17

LOCATION: RUCKLE PROVINCIAL PARK. SALT SPRING ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"THE VISION MUST BE FOLLOWED BY THE VENTURE. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO STARE UP THE STEPS - WE MUST STEP UP THE STAIRS."-VANCE HAVNER

Each and everyone one of us has a goal to reach. It's essential to ourselves and imperative to our survival. We embrace experiences and impart knowledge to gain an understanding of what ourlifelong personal endeavor will become. We formulate a narrative in our imagination. We place our focus which correlates to our passion. We devote ourselves to the dedication of enhancing our strengths. We assert substantial actions to align our feet at the edge of the stairway of where we want to go. The journey develops into the biography of ambition and realization contextualized into the plain our light of consciousness resides. The daunting task of pursuing the climb is intimidating, to say the least. The larger the goal, the more consequentially ill derived or misguided decisions can affect the momentum you sustained till the point of adversity.

The process of undertaking the core of the infrastructure you bespoke your aspiration to always has a means to be broken down and fully understood. Reverse engineering the architecture to its basic form nullifies the distractions that serve very little to no relevance to your present position. You need to comprehend the essential elements that equate the reality of what you want to achieve. The growth that demands your utmost attention cannot deviate out of sync with the resolution you're seeking. Commitment and determination are a few of the valuable assets you'll need to stand in front of the staircase of your journey. The return from acknowledging the premises corresponding to the risk and persistent challenges that will undoubtfully make a presence in your journey will be immense.

You will have the ability to learn the fundamental laws of the landscape your heart's regulated too. The stimulus embedded into the atmosphere will invigorate your imagination and lay the bedrock to conceive the preliminary decisions you'll enact after thoughtful analysis within your current perspective. Each decision you make, each step that you take will outline the narrative of the trajectory of the life that you can create. Direct yourself to where your heart wants to go; the end of the staircase will eventually reach an end. What you see at the top is entirely up to where you want to go next.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/28/17

LOCATION: RUCKLE PROVINCIAL PARK. SALT SPRING ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"SOMETIMES THE HEART SEES WHAT IS INVISIBLE TO THE EYE."- H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.

How many times have you heard " You don't know what you got until it's gone." The thought of not fully registering the assets and connections you create throughout your journey seems unequivocal in the precursor of that moment in time. I've found myself time and time again reflecting on what I've left behind when a chapter in my life unravels from an end to a new beginning. The words I should have shared, the decisions and actions I should have executed, taking the initiative to fully immerse myself in the acts that present themselves to me.

There's very little to indicate what prosperity can come when you invest your attention towards the unknown. Apprehension naturally plays a role, and various emotions follow discrepancies that'll delegate your overall outcome. As hard as I've attempted to acknowledge this concept and place it in practice, the success rate hasn't changed prominently to my favor.

This rigorous examination has prompted me to enact critical thinking on the matter and lay my focus and intuition fixated on any given moment that embodies probable adventure. In the course of one's individual life, what anecdotes and memories are harbored and stored in the biological hard drive that coincides with the light of consciousness? A bounteous amount of events can occur within the lifespan of one self. What places me to question the formality mentioned above is how the mental landscape of this individual would resemble if the perception towards the experience changed? How could a scenario have registered in the plain of time with an altered receptive mindset?

It makes you wonder what could have happened if we would have said yes to a face asking for a helping hand. It placed you in a state of curiosity when an opportunity presented itself to you, but you decided it wasn't the right course of action to act upon at that given moment in your life. Retain as clear of a perspective as you possibly can when it comes to new opportunities and events that cross your path. You're bound to make mistakes along the way, but with implementing a practice to govern your ability to receive as much context to new and unfamiliar events, with time, you'll be able to gain a clear line of sight of where your focus needs to be, and what your energy needs to ignore.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/20/17

LOCATION: SALT SPRING ISLAND. BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"KEEP YOUR FACE ALWAYS TOWARD THE SUNSHINE - AND SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU."- WALT WHITMAN

What fears do you dare not to face? To what degree of intensity does fear instill into you when your emotions are challenged in despair? Where does the origin of the entity come from? How did this debilitating mental creature manifest your state of consciousness? This caliber of thought analysis has been the systematic approach I've used throughout my time struggling against what Steven Pressfield's calls "The Resistance." Our minds have a series of fail secure subsystems carried over from our ancestors that serve a significant amount of purpose in our day to day journey.

Our intuition is immensely receptive to reading into a situation that presents itself with little to no context provided. Our capability to retain critical knowledge fabricates a foundation of preliminary actions that we have access to in an instant. Our pallet of emotions provide a means of connection and comprehension of what is important to every one of us. So why do we arrive at this subjective conclusion of refraining ourselves to pursue what creates happiness, purpose, and fulfillment?

When you take away all the logistic reasoning adhered with pragmatic measures that our society in part detriments this notion of thinking, what are you left with? If you genuinely want to seek what's beyond your personal horizon, can you honestly acknowledge to yourself in saying that there's no possible way of conceiving your dream to reality? If you arrive at the conclusion mentioned above, your presumed passion has become nothing more than a fleeting spark of inspiration gone from the light of consciousness. There's a fine line from being intimated of the challenges and adversities you'll face when embarking on your journey to your personal freedom and not having the commitment and energy to even take the initiative on making the first step.

In a world as diverse as the one we live in, there's always a path you can follow that'll lead you towards a source of insight and clarity. Trust the tools that are embedded into you. Let your intuition, your heart, and your imagination ignite into motion, the possibilities are endless. Learn the landscape of your strengths, capture the opportunities that correspond with your intentions, and don't let fear submit you in a position that prevents progression from happening. Believe in yourself and let the shadows trail behind you where all you see is the light that'll guide you to where you belong.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/19/17

SALT SPRING ISLAND. BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS IS FREEDOM... AND THE SECRET TO FREEDOM IS COURAGE."- THUCYDIDES

The perception and feeling of running wild and free are commonly and readily related to the sense of freedom. When we envision the notion of pursuing our endeavors, the act of momentum with the moving energy coursing through our state of consciousness bespoke a deeper part of ourselves. The embrace of capturing the essence of what matters to your well being is an addiction that harbors the ability to consume your attention and time. If we whole heartedly believe this concept to be true, why is it that we place ourselves in a mindset that ultimately inclines our attention and time elsewhere?

Our capacity to employ concentration in what we do not find pleasure in might not exchange in our favor when it comes to investing our immersive self away from what is relevant. There are entities of immense strength that exist in our plain of time that will not see the light of day because of the circumstances and measures instigated from a societal system that disenfranchises the key actions and fundamental components to existing. The query individual has the drive and curiosity to partake in a choice that could alter the course of her life. In a world that's seen the growth of a species flourish with communal, economic, and technological advancements, the participation of ideas is regarded as currency more valuable than money.

The demand of facilitating to the various needs we request sparks purpose to conceive a method to reconcile the adversities presenting itself. We live in an era that has come to terms with the world changing as rapidly as it is, and there are many individuals taking advantage of the tools that are readily accessible to utilize for their benefit.

With this in mind, if we replay the image of ourselves running wild and free with a mindset that's contextualized to your current existence, what images are playing in front of you? Do they exceed the boundaries and threshold of where you want to be in life? If so, what could you change to regain ownership of what is rightfully yours? You are the only source of direct input that can provide that clarity. Take your time to answer. What you might find could inevitably join your pathway throughout your journey towards the freedom you're looking for.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/18/17

LOCATION: MILL BAY. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"ACT AS IF WHAT YOU DO MAKES A DIFFERENCE. IT DOES."- WILLIAM JAMES.

What will you be remembered for? When the day comes that you leave our plain of life and extinguish the light of consciousness, what will be left behind? In a diverse existential ecosystem that harbors cognizant beings following their journey through time and space, the legacy that they will leave behind will predominately tell a tale of how one's self took the gift they were bespoke with and create a story.

In the period of my adolescence, my thought process consisted of very simple pleasures. With nature taking its course throughout my teenage years, the realization of the complex infrastructure we call the human mind presented challenges along the way. As young adulthood settled into me, the decisions and adversities that appeared on a daily basis became a new landscape that I wasn't familiar to deal with, let alone understand. Each step through the outcomes of my decisions ultimately provided me with experiences and lessons on a micro and macro scale.

With the creation of archives I've attained, the sense of development all conglomerated into a framework that helped me begin to realize the inspiration and tools required to create my legacy. My intentions towards my creative endeavor are of singular fulfillment, to prompt drive in studying the phenomenal entities we live alongside with, and provide a means to inspire others that are fixated in a perplexed query that leaves little for external sources to instigate guidance. I want to advocate well being within the bedrock of our societal construct so we as species can see past the negative energies that consume us all too often.

Imagine for one moment where we inhabit a world that instilled goodness into every living being and knew very little of other less favored emotions. A world without senseless violence, maliciously provocative ideologies, and personal interests that take away from the majority to facilitate to the few. I completely comprehend and acknowledge the complexity we face after daydreaming of such a landscape, but entertain the idea in your mind the next time you hear of an atrocious act that carried through that you couldn't fathom would happen in your lifetime.

We can create change; we can make a difference if we want too. What do you want to leave behind when your light of consciousness fades away?


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/17/17

LOCATION: MILLS BAY. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"GOOD, BETTER, BEST. NEVER LET IT REST. 'TIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER, AND YOUR BETTER IS BEST."- ST. JEROME

Progression of the personal growth of oneself is a continuous challenge that requires intensity scaled to the demand at hand. For the initiative to attain traction and direction, mental and physical energy will be exerted. To what degree you want to push yourself varies on what you want to create. A dream inspired by the imagination inhibits the host and propels the cognitive notion to instigate to the conscious plain we all exist in. From that point, ambition becomes one of the key factors that course the passage open from thought to physical action. From the physical movement, we come to terms with the natural systematic progression that'll develop into the goal you want to pursue. There are so many moving parts that'll be utilized throughout your journey. There will be times where you'll exchange parts for others, or abandon the craft altogether that propelled you to the present objection.

Regardless if you fail or succeed, where you're standing now compared to where your itinerary was conceived has a foundation where progression will follow through. When was the last time you heard or read about someone or a team of individuals succeeding with no ground work established for the venture to exist? I have my strong doubts there are many articles directly related to this notion. With a competitive landscape evolving as rapidly with a perpetual insistence to latch onto the next big craze, it makes it difficult for ideas to correlate with a host when particular deficiencies are explicitly affecting the growth of progression for that very individual.

We all have our weaknesses. We have all found ourselves in awkward positions that create less than ideal scenarios to play out. With little to nothing being gained, you might question the reasoning behind your choice. When you find yourself in that emotional environment, ask yourself this; instead of seeing this negative outcome from the surface, what have I gained out of the experience and what has it brought in value to myself in line with reaching my goals. When you have the capability to change your perspective optimistically and analytically, what was initially interpreted as a setback could become a step forward towards the right direction.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/16/17

LOCATION: BOTANICAL BEACH. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS. THEY MAKE THE DESIGN."-CHARLES EAMES

When I take a walk through a forest, I examine the work of progression. When I stare into the distant view of an ocean and listen to the water crash against the shoreline, I feel open to the present moment and embrace the broad range of space my mind can play in. When I sit in complete amazement admiring the work of time and change within the mountain landscape, I become connected to an entity that's beyond what my mind can comprehend. I've found myself countless times heading out for a day or a weekend or several months traveling and exploring different locations to see what nature had to offer for me. I hadn't reached a point where disinterested or tiredness presented itself throughout my travels. It's a sense of wonder that engages a part of myself that yearns constant stimulus.

There's a drive to push further away from the threshold of our modern civilized culture to reach into the essential components that have fabricated our core upbringing. The artificial avatars that we've devised in digital networks lack the organic connections that only nature can provide. We've come so far as a species on this ever changing planet. We can't forget what brought us here. Years of gradual biological evolution all primarily came from one central source. To this day I make an active effort to find myself in various landscapes to capture components and inaugurate new connections to my cerebral system. I want to grasp as much as there is to learn to achieve fulfillment and certainty in a world that unintentionally predicates contingencies beyond my ability to control. The life forms that exist all around us are perplexed to a scale I can't assimilate.

That perspective channels prospect which curiosity and willingness get directly affected. Make an effort to get immersed in nature and learn about the various ecosystems that surround you on a daily basis. When you take the time to look into the details of what's in front of you, a new mindset emerges. A pathway through your journey in life might materialize, and the opportunity to growth will continue.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/15/17

LOCATION: BOTANICAL BEACH. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS."- ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

How much do you believe in yourself? Can you speak out loud to the world of how much you love being within your skin? With all that makes you who you are, is there any particular aspect of yourself that you would alter, re-evaluate, or abolish altogether? Creating the awareness of one's self-takes continuous prosperity which in part decimates both internal energy and mental property. The exchange of the intramural spiritual expenditure you place upon yourself can go a long way. One aspect of where our personal growth gets challenged runs alongside how our society gets bombarded with marketed false dreams and publicized media fraudulence; we tend to believe when we see this information campaigned everywhere, our course of action should coincide to its upbeat message.

Before you submit yourself to the thought of investing your time and money into the cause, what could you do for yourself that could change your understanding on what's lacking or needs to change in your overall state of being? Take the initiative to dig deep into your mind and contemplate the pragmatic logic of why this product or service would add a sense of fulfillment that otherwise leaves you in the present moment inadequate. Be honest with yourself. Play out all the possible outcomes that you can conceive in relations to what dividends you'd attain after the action takes place. Will you be happy? Will you feel like you made the right choice in correlation to your present circumstance?

Try to instill the practices that work for you to reach a conclusion that offers reason and optimal practicality. We should never place ourselves in a disposition where we can't enjoy the pleasures the fruit of our labors can provide. Indulge in the guilty pleasures that make you happy. Administer slight changes in your journey that isn't related to your personal or professional endeavors. With that being said, be mindful and conscious of the actions that you take within the short moments of perpetual desires.

As easy as it is to fall victim to temptations we face on a daily basis, always remember who you are, what makes you the emotionally progressive being that continuously grows as time goes on. In a world that tries to profit off your internal awaiting self-discoveries, there's only one entity that can fulfill what actually matters, and that's you.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/14/17

LOCATION: SOMBRIO BEACH. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/13/17

LOCATION: SOMBRIO BEACH. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"WITHOUT LABOR, NOTHING PROSPERS."- SOPHOCLES

Nothing defines the results of what you're pursuing in life better than the hard work you've invested in the initiative at hand. When objections meet resolution, the time and effort you've placed have a contingent derivative from the energy that is your labor. The actions of embarking upon the demand required to reach your personal and professional challenges will take no remorse in withholding what's dear to you. If it's the free time you believe you need, the simple indulgences that take up your focus and attention, or the lack of commitment that inevitably hinders your progression, the divide between you and your end goals don't care about your complacent mindset.

The divide's necessity is a fully immersed headspace that's in line with the context of the objection. You need the ability to refine your thought process while developing the betterment of your overall state of consciousness towards the matter. There's no space for dwelling on pride or self-inflicting remorse when it can run against the well being of what you're after. What you devote in your aspirational quest will objectively provide the fundamental value to the development of your work. Don't ever presume that everything will go smoothly in the process. Mistakes will be made. Reactive choices will happen that can place you in a precarious position. The threshold of your emotional bandwidth will conform with energies that you won't be familiar or acclimated too. The comprehensive perspective to embody is one of optimistic venture.

The larger and more complexed the endeavor entails, the more internal energy and overall efficiency will be required. There's no overnight success; self-made individual, or quick-rich schemes that'll comply with everyone in a legitimate and beneficial method. Hard work is the demand of the game. You either have the choice to commit and pay the price in whichever format is obligated , or sit on the sidelines of life and wishfully assume that your chances of success will arrive for you because you feel you are entitled and deserve the act to be fulfilled. Embracing a complete lack the acknowledgment in materializing the concept of your endeavors to reality will create more harm than good when fully submitting yourself to the task at hand.

Do the hard work, embrace the mistakes, and ignore the emotions that have nothing to do with the progression of where you are heading. You only have one shot at this, make the most of it.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/12/17

LOCATION: SOMBRIO BEACH. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"MUSIC IS AN ESCAPE FOR ME."-TOM SCHOLZ

I've been playing music now for a little over a decade. When I was growing up in my introverted shell, I always needed to focus my internal creative energy on some form of a project. I started off with singing which turned out to be more of an annoyance to my parents to listen to than a privilege. I eventually migrated to the guitar which the instant upside was the instrument was in tune, unlike my voice. The downside was that throughout my youth my preferred choice of musical genre was metal music (it still is, but I've taken a liking to various forms of music in my older age.)

I didn't have a clue what to do with the six strings that were strung across a piece of wood with various knobs and tuning keys that didn't work half of the time. With each small step and a large amount of time invested in listening to my mentors and emulating their tone and techniques, I arrived at a point where I could write original compositions while being accompanied by other musicians. Music became an escape as a person and my creative self. At around this time, I became focused on working on different aspects of my personal playing style which further my competence to fulfill my ever growing yearning to create an entity out of what initially started a path of mental desertion from reality to a gateway to a conscious plain of thought that I had full immersive control.

My escape in my youth became a pivotal period throughout my twenties to where I stand today. Providing yourself the means to facilitate time and action towards creating a means of authentic value in your daily life can potentially define a discovery you might be oblivious to see. That's a byproduct of spending time exclusively searching within yourself and gravitating towards what is dear to you. Escapism can serve by its definition, and it can also provide more if you embark and trust the alternative plain of consciousness that's nestled within yourself and it's waiting to be discovered.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/11/17

LOCATION: PORT RENFREW. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION."-LEONARDO DA VINCI

Approaching a situation thoughtfully and simplistically has worked for me for as long as I've realized the practice was practical. The method of looking at the objection facing you for what it is, how and where it's affecting you at the present moment, and what tools and means you have to rectify a solution which fabricates the structure needed to arrive at an advent conclusion. The mental landscape can be exercised like our physical muscles. With trial and error, effort and achievement, reaching terms of closure of the question at hand build the conscious architecture and laces together the neurological pathways for the individual to utilize in future events.

It's amazing how we have the ability to store all our experiences throughout our journey in an archive that we have access to at any given moment. The value of treating the facility that hosts our organic hard drive is immensely valuable. Our minds have the threshold to deal with a large volume of natural computational traffic throughout our day. With that in mind, we need to give our minds the relief it requires to gather energy to help recover as it is the pilot of the vehicle that's essentially you. The brain uses more energy than any organ in your body. The neurons fuel electrical impulses to help communication within the vessel of our consciousness. Simplicity is a key factor in ideally exerting the finite source of energy we embody.

Not everything we encounter submits itself into this notion, but having the ability to analyze and comprehend any given query gives you the advantage to gain resolution and involvement in learning something new. The act of transparency harbors a viewpoint that also allows for simplicity to work parallel with each other. When clouded content veers itself in a manner that in reality isn't as complicated as it might appear, having the preloaded receptors of simplicity and transparency ready to break down the challenge is by far the best method of attack. The more you comprehend the theory of how simplicity can work in your favor, the more you'll understand the challenges you face in life aren't as difficult to solve as you might have thought they would be.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/10/17

LOCATION: PORT RENFREW. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"THE LANGUAGE OF FRIENDSHIP IS NOT WORDS BUT MEANINGS."-HENRY DAVID THOREAU

I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for the people that have crossed in my life. There's minimal possibilities of postulating the conception that the guidance and influence I've attained in my journey to discover myself happened on its own. It didn't. A part of who I am is a product of the contribution of other people's time invested into me. For the people who matter most to me, there are no words that can delineate my absolute gratitude and love. I feel blessed with the gift of friendship that's endowed in my life so far. I've found myself in various dispositions where merely hearing a loved one's voice exhilarated my mindset to change its mental course. Being embraced by the comfort and affection of someone who cares for you is an emotional dynamic embedded in human nature that surpasses any negative cognition. We need each other. We belong in a world that entwines the core components of fondness, kindness, and reverence which in returns creates value in our lives.

My viewpoint might not translate directly into the realities that do exist in our current societal state. Poorly discerning choices and unfavourable events have the ability to change a humanitarian directive away from where it could be. I acknowledge the circumstances associated with the consequences we have to bear. Despite considering the immense implications that arise from one aspect of our conscious landscape, I fully uphold the perception of harnessing the compassion embedded in each of us. I'd postulate in all my ability to envision a social conscience that has the strength and capacity to engage key components of themselves in overcoming the negative challenges we encounter. For a moment let's put aside the people you care about and ask yourself how do you feel about yourself when you help someone in need? Is it safe to assume you feel humble? A helpless soul asks you for a helping hand. A simple request towards the means of nourishment, a charitable donation, anything to keep the individual's light of consciousness alive. Having an altruistic recognition, your intuition will automatically react in offering substance to the request.

This mindset is not difficult to fulfil. It's instilled in us to utilize and provide sustenance to a populous scale greater than we believe to think. We are aware of the positive implications love and compassion has over us within our circle of family and friends, imagine if that energy could spread a little bit wider from each and everyone one of us and the change it could potentially produce.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/09/17

LOCATION: pORT RENFREW. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, canada.

"OPTIMISM IS THE FAITH THAT LEADS TO ACHIEVEMENT. NOTHING CAN BE DONE WITHOUT HOPE AND CONFIDENCE."-HELEN KELLER

Deep inside the intent of what conduits your strengths into action is a force that if treated with focus and respect is boundless by limits we consciously create. The sheer magnitude our inner potential cultivates when it gets inspired is incomprehensible from the present perspective.

We don't fully understand at first what drives the thought to materialize in our minds, but when it does come to fruition and stands as a conscious entity, we gravitate and embrace it in full stride. We follow happiness; we encompass a sense of purpose when we attain blissful moments and joyful experiences. The trade off is a tremendous amount of energy that needs to come from the very depth of where that strength lies. The act of reaching your set goals will rely on the preliminary measure of investing within your cognizant aperture and have it work hand in hand with the skill sets you've acquired through time.

Having the full intention of achieving your goals coexisting with the repertoire you've built will provide a better comprehension of what needs to happen to gain perspective. There's no one sure path to success, and everyone has their own genuine story that'll create the landscape for which they'll navigate through. The very essentials that fabricate the foundation of how you'll embark on your journey can be described in a manner that can speak to many.

Gain confidence in what you love to do. Breath life into your passion to the point where the project becomes more than what you ever anticipate it would become. Do it for all the right reasons. When you feel like you're losing focus, syncing out of touch, and losing traction, have the ability to safeguard what you've accomplished and create a practice that'll help you regain your optimal mental and physical state.

I believe you can reach what you want in life; it's about time that you believed in yourself too.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/08/17

LOCATION: KINSOL TRESTLE. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"IF I HAD TO LIVE MY LIFE AGAIN, I'D MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES, ONLY SOONER."- TALLULAH BANKHEAD

Gone are the days where I feel sorry for myself when I've made a decision, an action, or even conceive a thought that went wrong or didn't work in my favor. I keep telling myself this very notion now and then. Understanding the core perspective of analyzing myself is a continuous exploration that it on itself requires taking chances. What are my limits? How can I execute initiatives with clear judgment correlated with the present knowledge to forward myself to the next step? Mistakes will happen, exhausted efforts will deplete your mental and physical state, and the all too familiar feeling of self-defeat will settle in. This moment of submission doesn't need to be acknowledged this way. The apprehension of experience you've gained through what came across as turmoil, in reality, translates as an opportunity to see the results of your actions within the bandwidth of your current skill sets. Afterward, you can ask yourself; Have I made the right decision within my course of action? What could I have done to change the overall outcome? What can I improve myself to attain better the results I'm trying to reach? Now you have a clearer idea. I wish I would have understood this concept at an earlier age. Life can be scary, but only if you let it be. You have the capability to create the life your entitled too; it's just a matter of taking chances.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/07/17

LOCATION: KINSOL TRESTLE. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

"ADOPT THE PACE OF NATURE: HER SECRET IS PATIENCE."- RALPH WALDO EMERSON
 

-In the light of the morning sun, there's the impression of a fresh feeling that comes onto you. The sense of a new day opening and the space for creative adventures to unfold. After having an adequate amount of sleep with a good breakfast and some physical activity, getting the chance to focus on the initiative of the day becomes a whole lot easier. There are so many articles that appear on my feed, and I'm sure on yours as well, of reasons why you should wake up early in the morning. It's a great practice for most people. I do have to say having a strong discipline structured within the core elements that'll help you propel yourself to function optimally is vital. But I've also realized through time that not everyone is wired to correlate in these specific practices. Waking up early for some people won't work when these very individuals are at their best in the middle of the night. Some people exercise lightly, and some extensively. Some people read to learn new skill sets, and some get right into the task at hand head first. We all have our methods and practices to get what we want. Find what works for you, trial test every possible notion, re-evaluate and refine your findings to the point where you find genuine quality in your life. If you can't figure your queries today, don't worry, there's always another morning sunrise that'll shine on a clear pallet of space to try again.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/06/17

LOCATION: KINSOL TRESTLE. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

"GO FORTH UNDER THE OPEN SKY, AND LIST TO NATURE'S TEACHINGS."- WILLIAM C. BRYANT
 

-My time spent on recharging my mental and physical batteries is crucial when it comes to my overall health and my drive to continue growing Resonance Reflection Photography. When I get to a point where I feel like I'll getting close to the point of burning out, I make the initiative to slow down, reassess where I'm at, and if needed, just stop altogether and rest. We have a finite amount of time on this planet, but it's a necessity, absolutely mandatory, to have full ownership of your well being before you go forth and pursue the personal and professional endeavors that you want to reach. So whenever you feel the energy output delivery is dropping remember to take a moment and re-evaluate where you're at, how you're feeling, and if need be, take a break for as long as you need to get back on your feet, so you can continue your journey to reaching your full potential.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/05/17

LOCATION: ENGLISHMAN FALLS PROVINCIAL PARK. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA.

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"HAPPINESS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU POSTPONE FOR THE FUTURE; IT IS SOMETHING YOU DESIGN FOR THE PRESENT."- JIM ROHN

-Have you ever asked yourself "Am I happy?" Have there been instants where you stopped yourself in the midst of the present or a past moment and reevaluate your actions? The decisions you made miscorrelated to a point where nothing makes sense anymore. It's a scary position to be in, especially if you've heavily invested yourself into a position that'll be difficult to backtrack at a worst case scenario. You feel lost, uninspired, and submitted in your mindset. Where the damage happens is here. I've been in this space where I'd think of the worse outcomes varying on the situation I was involved at that given time. Those menacing thoughts had a grip that convinced me this was the outcome I'd had to bear. Then I'd muster the courage to think of the things that made me happy. From that point on, placing my focus on that part of myself relieved the tension the negative feelings it had over me. It bridged what's truly important to me, and I regained the strength to stand up, look into the distance and continue my pursuit to find my way towards my life's trajectory. Happiness is difficult to sustain, but it's worth all the energy required and alleviates falling away from what you rightfully deserve.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/04/17

LOCATION: RATHTREVOR BEACH PROVINCIAL PARK. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA.

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"WE SHOULD NOT GIVE UP, AND WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE PROBLEM TO DEFEAT US."- A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM

-In the course of our path to understanding our purpose and attaining fulfillment, we will encounter hardship and challenges along the way. We have fundamental neurological wiring that safeguards ourselves from potential dangers that could harm our well being. We must appreciate the judgemental capabilities instilled in ourselves to carry throughout the many decisions we face. But there comes to a point where we must override the unconscious safeguard and approach the challenge under your best discretion. At one point in time having an instinct feeling that you were in danger was tremendously useful. It's still instrumental. But the instinctive sensory input we receive goes beyond immediate threats. We expand our mindset to facilitate the passions we want to pursue because we feel so strongly towards them, but for some reason or another, some individuals hit a mental wall, potentially resulting in losing traction on attaining their goals. Fear of taking that next step is a common obstacle that hinders and submits the fire in you to keep moving. Don't let that fire extinguish; it deserves to become the inferno that'll make create the very sense of purpose and fulfillment you're searching for.


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE DAY: 08/3/17

LOCATION: NANOOSE BAY. VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA. 

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"WE ARE NOT MAKERS OF HISTORY. WE ARE MADE BY HISTORY."-MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

-The act of storytelling has gone for a long time. We sit down and tell tales of great events in relations of amazing people who have walked the same earth as us. We convey in speech the mental impetus to entice the imagination to visualize the story being spoken. In the minimal time we've spent growing on this beautiful planet, stories served many purposes. They'd teach lessons about life and survival. You could receive context towards someone you didn't know before and attain an entirely different perspective on a potential new friend. And you had the ability to create a form of documentation of your experiences through your personal journey. Fast forward to the present moment and the sheer power we have to portray our own stories is staggering. Let's embrace the tools we use to share our own experiences and utilize the end product as a means to document where we've come from, retain the memories of our past life, and offer stories and lessons for the future generations to come.