Thursday, January 15, 2015
I knew that if I wanted that to change in 2015 I’d need to make a conscious effort to create a new routine. That’s why I decided to start slowly, with author and photographer Maggie Lynch’s recently released For You, a 72-page easy-to-manage paperback that combines the keen eye of a spiritual photographer and the expansive thoughts of a conscious poet.
Even better, I decided to experiment and use Maggie’s book as an inspiration a day. I would focus on one photograph and its accompanying page of poetry each morning, and then try to review it at least once during the day and again before I went to sleep, just to see what impact that might have on my day. At the very least, I hoped it would slow the typical breakneck speed with which my days often fly by. At best, well…who knew what that might be...
What I found was that focusing on one thought and one image became a kind of simple meditation that I quickly looked forward to. It was incredibly satisfying to take those few minutes to really see the picture and feel the words...and then go about my day. The poems are short and the photographs beautiful which make it a joy on a purely physical level. And on a spiritual level, it is perfectly designed to satisfy a mind that craves the freedom to fly without requiring a commitment to 500-pages and a lot more time.
“...Grab the light
One last interesting note is that Lynch also lists the locations for all of her photographs in the book on her website. From Hawaii and California to Ireland and points in between, they are a gorgeous collection of stills.
By Maggie Lynch
Paperback: 76 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
Publisher: Maggie Lynch; 2nd edition (2012)
Available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1v4vjeD
Also available at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
For more about the author: www.maggielynchbooks.com
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