The Inner Path of Photography

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Tag: Heidi Straube – Inner Path Photography photo poems

“Peace and Grace”


Sometimes the comforts of
Peace and Grace
come upon us from unexpected places.

Be open to your gifts.
Softly embrace…Surrender.

Image: “Unexpected Grace”
2014, Heidi Straube

Photographer Note:

I created this image at a time when I was sad and lonely, walking the shoreline thinking I was done with this particular location – for living as well as making photographs. The sea had not held the magic for me in the way I had expected, and that had been a disappointment.

I basically gave up – surrendered to the fact that it just wasn’t the right match for me and there would be other places…and then the light shifted and this sole fairytale house on the island was illuminated, the tree form embracing.

My world shifted – the strange beauty seduced me – my heart opened to peace, grace, love.

I know Spirit – Love – Beauty of Life – is always there, waiting for me.


If you need some nurturing today, perhaps you’ll find grace in my reading of my photo-poem, “Surrender.” The poem and photograph, with the audio link at the end, can be found here. Other photo poems and mini-meditations here.

“The heart”



 The heart is a
thousand-stringed instrument

That can only be tuned with

– Hafiz

Image: “Love at First Encounter” 
Heidi Straube © 2014

From the collection, Cape & Islands, “Capturing God”





Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.

– Hafiz

Image: “Inner Silence – Morning”
Copyright 2014 Heidi Straube

Enjoy more inspirational photo-poems

Find your inner silence through photography

“Courageous thoughts”


My Studio Today_View from my window_sunrise_winter on cape cod 02-04-2014


“…many remain at the foot of the mount
who could ascend to the top…

I repeat and ask that you always have courageous thoughts.

As a result of them,
God will give you grace for courageous deeds.”

– Teresa of Avila


Image: “View from my Window, Eastham, MA, 02.04.2014”
From the collection: “From my window (My studio…today)”
© 2014 Heidi Straube

More”Winter on Cape Cod”ongoing collection



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