I”m going to do the talk at. 8:30 so the sun spot can pass on that throws exposure out of alignment. This talk was about alignment and proper exposure. Exposure in photography means being in alignment with conditions so that your image is perfectly exposed, which means looks like the reality you are trying to capture. Exposure in changing conditions requires patience. Exposure in changing conditions is a narrow window so one has to be awake and ready for the moment. If one tries to speed up exposure because you can’t wait, then your exposure will not be in alignment with conditions, like this FB image. The iPad in trying to find correct exposure make me out of exposure. The iPad is creating a false. balance between the bright light in the background and the darker foreground. We go through life being out of sync with the background or the “Being behind the Human. ”
Today’s Quote: “If you can be absolutely comfortable with not knowing who you are, then what’ left is who you are—the Being behind the human, a field of pure potentiality rather than something that is already defined. Give up defining yourself—to yourself and others. You won’t die. You will come to life.”
I have a couple of boxes of Eckart Tolle quotes that I’ve been writing meditations on for over a decade on my page “Meditations on Eckhart Tolle”
This is been a spiritual discipline for me that I do no matter what. I don’t write on my page every day now, but the discipline had done its work of centering me in wisdom teachings. The practice is not so much about the content, on what teacher you work with, but the practice itself is the wisdom. As Zen says, sitting (or the practice) is enlightenment.
When the wheel is wobbling in your car, you need an alignment. One wheel is not aligned with the road. It wants to veer off, go its own way, and this creatures a wobble or pull, a rub, if you will. So we get the wheel aligned because of the rub. Dharma or the Force or the Tao is like that. A rub or wobble indicates we are out of alignment.
A spiritual practice, like writing in your journey, meditating, giving a Facebook Live talk every morning, something that you do no matter what, something that gets you in alignment with your True Nature, your spontaneous nature, that is what’s important. You true nature is spontaneous, undefined, unknown, and one has to make an effort, a Vow to get in alignment with that True Nature every day until the practice becomes your nature. All things should point to your True Nature. All life should reveal your True Nature…
Our worldly life is a life of inertia and its road is not pointing to True Nature, so there is a built in misalignment. The car comes off the assembly line made to be in alignment with a road that is out of alignment. We try to get the wobble out of the wheel by getting in alignment with the road, but no matter what, the wobble is still there, and we blame ourselves for not trying hard enough. A little more effort will get us in alignment with the world. When we realize that effort is not working, we begin to look at what we are aligning the car with.