The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Tag: meditation

“A Moment in Time” – My Photo & caption


“My friend Paul usually meditates at 5:30 am every morning. Too early for me! This Sunday however he wandered in to join my meditation at exactly one minute before 9 am. He was my perfect “Moment in Time.”

(Photo copyright Heidi Straube 2010, taken in Taos, New Mexico, 9am MT, 5.2.2010 for NY Times “Moment in Time” event.

Patience…As the new year unfolds

“Be quiet now and wait.
It may be that the ocean one,
the one we desire so to move into and become
desires us out here on land a little longer,
going our sundry roads to the shore.”
– Rumi

“Christmas Morning, Hammonasset”

When a new year starts,
our tendency is to feel that we should

“get back to business”
“get serious”
“do all the things that we put off during the holidays”

We become impatient with ourselves
feeling we’re not accomplishing things fast enough
Already not achieving goals as the new year speeds away

Perhaps there are things in our lives that need attention
that we would do well to bring back into our consciousness and address

But when you were talking about your new year’s resolutions
did you vow to listen to your inner voice?

Did you reflect on what it would look like to honor yourself,
to act on your desire to be that person you know you truly are?

Breathe deeply. Try not to rush.
The new year is but a date on a calendar.
Your life is a constant flow…

Do not stand on the bank.
Jump in the river with me.
As you begin the year of 2010, be patient with yourself.
In your life, in your work, in your art

Be silent now.
Say fewer and fewer praise poems.
Let yourself become living poetry.

– Heidi
(Non-italicized lines from Rumi poems)
“Pieces of a Broken Cup,” “Soul Houses”

The Inner Path of Photography – intensive seminar, starts September 8th

Hi…well, the intro class is over, and now it’s time for the big stuff!

4  Tuesdays in September…nine  hours of learning, exploring, and becoming even more adept at listening to your inner voice, matching it with your outer vision, and creating the images and life that bring you joy and satisfaction.

I’m really enjoying sharing my expertise that integrates my background in photography, psychotherapy, and meditative and healing arts; let me share the magic with you.

SEPTEMBER, 2009

“THE INNER PATH OF PHOTOGRAPHY”
Intensive Seminar

September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2009 (4 Tuesdays), 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Houston, TX (Montrose area, location upon registration)
Fee: $150.00

“Each artist going in his own direction at some time walks on water.”

– Minor White, Photographer

What is the inner experience of photography? Deep, spiritual, rarely discussed…it is what seduces us and send us out to shoot again and again. We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

This class is for those who want to explore more deeply the intuitive, mystical part of their photography practice, work with personal blocks to full creative expression, as well as learn more about themselves and life challenges and choices.

Drawing on the tradition of the photographer Minor White, and using techniques and philosophies from Zen, psychology, and other contemplative and healing practices, we’ll come to understand more fully this silent experience, apply it to our art, and enhance the quality of both our photography and life.

Attention, resonance, the “still point”…choices, perfectionism, the “click,”…openness to experience, making art vs. being in the flow, embracing the creative process: these are some of the tools that we’ll explore as you build your inner photography practice and improve your outer resulting images.

As you more deeply understand and work with your inner artistic process, you’ll also see how life parallels art, and through this increased awareness,  learn how to more easily dance with  your own life challenges and decisions.

Class includes lecture, exposure to diverse photographic expressions & philosophy, meditative and other experiential,  outside applications (homework), shooting and sharing of photographs.

***Click here to register  online ****

OR

Contact Heidi at heidi@straubephoto.com or 713.521.1676


Workshop this Saturday the 8th…”Envision Your Life: Create a Vision Board and See Your Life Unfold”

Hi, here’s a new class! If you’re in Houston, come and have fun…

“Envision Your Life: Create a Vision Board and Watch Your Life Unfold”
Saturday, August 8, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Guru Ram Das Ashram, 1120 Jackson Blvd, Houston, TX 77010.
Fee $35.00
Bring poster board of any size and color, scissors, magazines, glue stick

Vision boards are a physical reflection of what your inner self desires. Through the use of images, you become aware of what you want in your life and what is possible.

You’ll do some yoga, meditate, connect with your inner knowing, and then let your intuition lead you to the images that you resonate with. You’ll have fun arranging and glueing the images onto poster board (artfully or not, it doesn’t matter!) and then be amazed to see what inspires, surprises, and makes you happy.

Class ends with techniques of how to use your vision board to remind you of what’s important, and next steps to bring that into your life.  This Saturday morning workshop is fun and light, while bringing you powerful results. No artistic experience required 🙂

To register for “Envision Your Life,” or for further information, please contact me through  e-mail, hs@heidistraube.com or 713.521.1676.

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