South Africa Elemental

To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind’s Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

The ‘Elemental’ series dips into her own psyche a fusion of intense inner and outer experiences, the currents of movement and light mirrored in nature. Inspired by the natural beauty of South Africa, the captions lend the images a deeper meaning. The Endless Unfolding, Countless Textures ,Where do we go, Underwater or Above, Where Am I, Wave Within a Wave, Transcending – have a mystic resonance. Do they reflect the stages a seeker of truth experiences?

 

The Centre

Why am I in this place torn asunder by blight?
Shorn by the blades of inequity, drowned by darkness,
Immersed in the turbid waters of negligence and forgetfulness?
Question not why, but understand this simple truth:
Here is the Centre that is the Centre of all wheres,
Now is the moment at the heart of all times.
Ask not why here and now

But be in the here and now
Here is the Centre that is the Centre of all wheres,
Now is the moment at the heart of all times
Ask not why here and now

But be in the here and now
To find the key to all existence

The Centre: Just as the centre of a circle draws together all the radii surrounding it into unity, The Centre brings together all of the crucial elements of the spiritual journey. Putting aside self-centred doubt and ungratefulness we come to understand that the Here and Now is the doorway between the limited and the Infinite, between time and Eternity. To pass through this doorway is ‘To find the key to all existence.’

Lyrics By: Sami Yusuf – Read more http://www.islamiclyrics.net/sami-yusuf/the-centre/

 

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