Let your mind start a journey

Sunrise, Agdao Seascape © Jojie Alcantara
Sunrise, Agdao Seascape © Jojie Alcantara

“Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”  ~ Erich Fromm

Chasing sunrises are like chasing dreams.  You have to persevere in order to catch them.  So I wake up at 4am hoping today is the best capture of golden colors and hues imaginable.  I have captured many sunrises in all forms, and each one was different from the last. I never say, “this was the same as last time” but instead focus on how I can tackle it from a different angle.  How I can make it distinct from all the sunrise photos we view on the web daily.

Most times, my best sunrise shot is my latest.  But in order to achieve the capture you want, you have to persist and perfect it.  It’s all in the mindset.

It starts with a dream that comes true only when you go for it.

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Colors of life

Break of dawn in the slums © Jojie Alcantara
Break of dawn in the slums © Jojie Alcantara

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  Continue reading Colors of life

Sunrise therapy

Agdao seascape  © Jojie Alcantara
Agdao seascape © Jojie Alcantara

“Don’t stop yourself from enjoying the now because of an imagined tomorrow or a remembered yesterday. Take a look at how you’re stopping yourself from being happy. It’s all up to you, no buts (or because) about it.” ~ Marie T. Russell

Waking up at 4am to catch the sunrise in a remote coastal barrio within my city is rewarding and most often, my feel good therapy.

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