through the beach’s eyes

beach_perspective.jpg
siesta key, Sarasota, Florida Canon Digital Rebel

Photo adventure:

1. place the camera on the ground at your feet.
2. shoot.

My friend Sara just told me that her incredible zen teacher Norman Fischer has started a blog. This makes me very happy.

An excerpt:

“Compassion has a warm fuzzy flavor as its usually understood, but if you actually look into it, its chief characteristic is sorrow and sadness at the plight of another, whose fate is also exactly one’s own. So mostly we don’t want to feel real compassion- naturally we either ignore someone’s troubles, or we want to fix them immediately, so we don’t have to feel so badly. Yet, though it is difficult, compassion is the gateway to self transcendence, for it is compassion that opens wide the doors of the enclosed self, our personal prison. As usual with spiritual practice, things are not so simple as they seem at first, and something difficult and seemingly obviously to be avoided turns out to be something precious and beautiful. Compassion. In Zen we say there’s nothing but compassion. The sun right now shining through the window as I write these words: perfect compassion. Painful, powerful, bright, and warm.”

Always a fan of Blue Eyes Magazine. The new issue is out.

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20 Comments

  1. tine

    Andrea,
    cool shot!! You got it!
    Very cool beach, is that snow at the ground or sand?
    Oh I’d love to go to the beach right now the water colour looks so nice…lucky you! Think of me when you are at the beach next time, I’m freezing up here with ice on the sidewalks and surrounded by snowy mountains…
    ~tine.

  2. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  3. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  4. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  5. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  6. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  7. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  8. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  9. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  10. Anonymous

    Yeah! Thank you for introducing me to Norman! And while I’m on the subject—thank you for the many, many wonderful people you have introduced me to through your journal. Literally 80% of the links in my favorites folders are there because of you, and I discovered Superhero in a random, spontaneous web search. Thanks!

  11. stef

    Hey! I was there!! Siesta Key, FL over the holidays too…too funny.
    I know that white sand 🙂
    Love Norman Fischer!!

  12. jenn

    a,
    i love the white sand. it looks like it would be cool under your feet when you walked on it.
    thank you for the link to Norman Fischer. What a great blog.
    this sentence really hit me hard today:
    As usual with spiritual practice, things are not so simple as they seem at first, and something difficult and seemingly obviously to be avoided turns out to be something precious and beautiful.
    I have really been trying hard to stay positive and find something good in every situation that comes though this week has been especially hard. I found out my brother and his kids are moving out of state this weekend. I’ve been so upset. I am really searching for the lesson here, and the good in this and I just can’t seem to find it. I think I am trying to fix it so I don’t have to feel so bad. I guess my first step needs to be nothing at all. Today I will try to just sit with all of this.
    Great post.
    Thank you.
    Jenn

  13. Carrie

    What a cool shot! Makes me feel like I am there lying on the beach watching the action in the background. 🙂

  14. Chris

    Thanks for the link to Blueeyes Magazine. It just became my new favorite site!

  15. kristal

    Great shot!
    Photo adventures are the best. I tried yours this afternoon (left link in url).

  16. Donavan

    It is your blog that makes me very happy…
    😉
    Love the pics as of late…I sense a beach theme.
    Pina Coladas anyone?

  17. Leonie

    That photo is just sublime ~ the perspective, the horizon, the white white sand…
    just so perfect.
    your feet take amazing pictures 😉

  18. catou

    Andrea!!
    thank you for your blog! thank you for your creativity (in many mediums), thank you for your openess to life, to people and what people have to say… ; thank you for your generosity sharing them… you inspire me!! (and have inspired a few people in my life… — i just HAVE to share ‘you’, because i find you inspiring and elevating…
    LOVED the MUNDO BEYONDO (i shared it in my christmas cards… — with link! (it was just too-too good to keep to myself.. 🙂
    Andrea.. i wish you ALL THE BEST for 2005: a mundo beyondo LIFE, love, inspiration, meaningful moments and people… life, to its fullest. I would wish you a child, but i think that is not wished, it just happens… (and… many children need parents, not just the ones we cary…)
    all the best… thanks a pletora… i value and admire your talents, thoughts and sharing..
    thank you… may you have a most exquisite year!!! 🙂

  19. Angela Giles Klocke

    Love the picture – everything about it! (My first time commenting, I believe…)

  20. kat selvocki

    The sand looks so white! Beautiful!

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