Some Photos & Fancies

Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…

Pensive

3 Comments

08-12-13 288a

When we are confronted with something or someone new we often retreat into ourselves a bit or get defensive. Thoughtful observation may do more for us than a knee-jerk response that might tend to reject the newness and consider it as something unappealing or even wrong for us. If we make our observation close and calm we might find that we’ve come across something important and valuable and rather than rejecting it, we could embrace it and learn something about our world and other worlds. Thinking and learning are never negative things, especially if are open to exploration and are tolerant of things differently than the way we are used to learning and thinking about things. Once we’ve opened our minds any number of possibilities for positive change or reinforcement of things as they are become possible, but we must be willing to think, without strong negative or positive bias, so that we can make choices knowledgeably or allow ourselves to enjoy what we see of the world around us. Thinking and being thoughtful are often viewed as being sad or negative, changing that viewpoint to quiet appreciation could do much to change the view that the act of thinking is a positive and enjoyable part of life rather than one that embodies sadness and devotion to a serious down feeling. Wouldn’t you rather look at thinking as a positive and pleasurable part of life than a necessarily somber thing to do?

Advertisements

Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

3 thoughts on “Pensive

  1. Absolutely , I think introspection is such a positive thing and has a direct positive impact on your life if you let your ego get out of the way 🙂

Reply if you like

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s