"It is the nature of babies to be in bliss." –Deepak Chopra
1. perfect happiness; great joy.
We were just beginning to feel the fall weather setting in on this Sunday in October. The leaves were cracking and shuffling under our feet, the sun was getting noticeably lower earlier in the day, and the wind began to work its magic, blowing their hair every which way, only increasing the beauty of their nature. Their bliss.
My daughter assists me at most of my photo shoots, which is a treasure all in itself. I spend time with her while I am at work creating, and she loves it. In this picture she decided to carry one of my clients to get a well deserved sucker after her photo shoot was done. Emotion connected with earth, and their joy came out in their sun kissed locks. Perfection.
I photograph children often, an often dreaded task by many, however, for me, they bring out my truth, my honesty, they remind me that right now is only right now, and I get to decide to play or be burdened. Children allow a new beginning every moment, they do not stay stuck in painful emotion. I admire this whole heartedly. At what point in our lives do we forget what is important, lose sight of joy, and decide to dwell and linger in that which is only a thought, and can be changed? Where did our little selves filled with joy and imagination slip away to?
Children are invaluable, a resource to provide divine happiness at any given time. They allow us to be ourselves, and actually bring out the child in us. It is so important to encourage kids to stay with the feeling of right now while setting goals, and to be present for life. We have to teach them that every thought that they have while growing into their adult selves, contributes to their outside world. If my child wants to be in the Olympics, I will encourage that. Think back to when you stopped dreaming, and know that it is not too late to begin again. You are worthy of goals, you deserve exactly what you want for your life, and the only thing stopping you, is you. Let’s teach our babies that it is priceless to have hopes and dreams. Teach them the value of doing something everyday towards achieving that which manifests in their imagination.
What can you do today to nurture your imagination, to again find your sacred bliss?