While spending time in Nature, I've often had experiences that guided me beyond my own limited senses. Standing on a prairie in the Big Cypress Swamp miles from the nearest road or sitting quietly in a Costa Rican cloudforest with eyes closed, feeling a deep connection - feeling a deep connection to all beings - animate and inanimate. Similar feelings arise as I walk the streets of places new to me and know that we are all One.
Being "in the zone" with camera in hand has been some of the happiest, most ecstatic times of my life. Through these experiences, I'm beginning to understand the fundamental unity that underlies all things. And as I put my eye to the viewfinder, I continue trying to capture that elusive feeling of oneness with Nature that I have come to cherish so much.
Let the beauty we love
be what we do.
Don't go back to sleep.
- Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
(13th Century Persian Sufi mystic poet/theologian)