Google’s definition of mindfulness is:
The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something, “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition.” A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
When I bring my camera with me, I slow down. Without thinking about it, I become more mindful. I observe my surrounding, I breathe deeper, I enjoy more, I bring all my senses into the present moment. I was five years old when my grandmother introduced me to the magic world of photography, by giving me my first camera. I’ve been experimenting, and taking pictures almost every day since then. My daughter is about to turn five next month, and I intend to pass on the family tradition to her.
Is photography a tool for mindful living for you?