"A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are."

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people."

"I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity."

"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage."

 

"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success."

REGRET

„Regretting time is even more wasted time" says the tattoo on Diana's leg.

Regret is not helping us.
Our life experiences shape us, good and bad.
We learn. And we avoid repeating same bad experiences.

One day I was tortured with regrets about my life.
Then asked myself: "Are you happy with your life and who you are?" – YES!
So, I made the right decisions.

Regretting things, you have NOT DONE is even worse.

So, DO & take ACTION, collect more experiences (good & bad) and take risks, so your future self does not regret anything.

FIRST TIME

Today I took my morning cold shower, right before sunset. FIRST TIME.

I saw my bathroom in a "different light". FIRST TIME.
So excited, that I run to get my camera & took pictures without having clothes on. FIRST TIME.

BOOM, the dice show: ONE.

Rushing to the computer. What can I write to the photo?

If we leave our routine, we experience things for the FIRST TIME.
The feeling of experiencing something for the FIRST TIME is amazing!

Let's leave our routines and experience things for the FIRST TIME!

JOURNEY

Marcos is learning photography. Photography is a great tool to enhance your life!

We went for a walk with our cameras and I shared my thoughts with him.

A lot of information!

The most important is: to analyze the photos you like and understand why you like them.
Basically, it is learning and training to "be attentive".

Bon Voyage!

"The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail."

ONLY in MEXICO!

This is one of the reasons I love Mexico: it is full of surprises. So surreal!

On my daily late night walk, I went to get ice cream.
Eating my ice cream on the way back, I saw horses. HORSES!
In a residential area, without chains & without someone taking care of them.

Surreal. It felt like being in a dream.

Mexico, I love you!

"Give me an authentic woman, and I'm happy."

"Fire in the heart sends smoke to the head."

DON'T ACCEPT IT

How do you deal with negativity, jealousy, criticism, insults and accusations of people?

Imagine:

If someone wants to give you a present and you kindly don't accept it - what happens to the present?
The present stays with that person.

Words have energy. The whole universe is full of energy.
If you don't react the energy stays with that person.

Like a mirror. Which bounces back the light.

You don't have to react, answer, explain or defend yourself.

Stay positive, be aware and guard yourself of negativity!

"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on."

Kids don't have shame. They scream, dance and show their feelings.

They connect easily with other kids. They say what they desire.
They are impulsive and playful.

We adults have shame, act serious and hide our feelings.
We struggle to make new connections. We don't talk about our desires.
We are very analytical and overly protective.

why?

We learned it.

But we can un-learn it!

Kids learn from adults. Can't adults learn from kids?

How would the world look like if the adults would be more like kids?

"Beauty has so many forms, and I think the most beautiful thing is confidence and loving yourself."

NO MORE DREAMS

I used to have many dreams. Not anymore!

Dreams are fiction and for the night.
I used to dream to do sensual artistic photos.
But it was just a dream. What I did do to make it happen?
Nothing.
I decided to have PLANS instead of dreams.
Plans are real.
So I started to tell my friends about my plans.
And everything changed.

Dreams for the night.
Plans for the day.

"Beauty means expression and being your most authentic self."

"Take risks and try new things."

CONFIDENCE

What is confidence?

Is it to be always strong from the inside and outside?

NO!

The word "confidence" means "to trust"

To trust in oneself!
To take a step into the unknown. To take a risk.
To trust, no matter what happens, I can handle it.

That is confidence. To trust yourself.

How much do you trust yourself?

I HATE SELFIES

That's what I said a few weeks ago to a friend.

We were talking about photography.
She likes to take selfies and is good at it.

I told her that I hate selfies.

She encouraged me to do selfies.
So I accepted the challenge.
I am a photographer after all! And I want to experience every style of photography.
Many selfies! And She always gave me feedback and encouraged me to continue.

It felt very uncomfortable in the beginning. VERY! I almost stopped.
Not anymore.
Now I like it.

Saying sometimes YES to things we say NO, can be rewarding.
Maybe if we say YES, it won't change anything. But maybe it does!

YES YES YES!

Thank you, Montserrat for challenging me.

What is the next challenge?

LUCK

How do you think about LUCK?

I used to think, LUCK is something just happens - I have no control.

Today I realized: LUCK depends on YOU!

This golden pillow with it's reflections inspired to pull out my camera.

DESIRE: I wanted to take a creative photo which will make me happy
PLANNING: Where I can take a photo now in my house?
OPPORTUNITY: I found a good location with perfect light conditions
ACTION: I throw the dice many many times
PATIENCE: It took me many attempts to get the right shot

ALL those things made LUCK happen!

You have to desire, plan, find an opportunity, take action and be patient.
AND
LUCK will come to YOU!

GOOD LUCK!