It seems like life is a constant expansion of one’s comfort zone — where true life occurs. If one sits around for too long becoming comfortable, life tends to get boring. Or one becomes afraid of trying new things, and really living life to its fullest. Yet, I wonder, do I get bored too quickly with certain types of things or projects? Is that why I try so many new things with my photography and art.
It’s funny.. I seem to go through life getting lost along the way, but somehow still getting there. interesting feeling.
[clarification: there being the place i decided to go in the beginning, or so i do suppose]
Turning and yearning and burning but not learning? where does one go when all one does is say no? to life not as a strife shall one open the heart to expression and art? or close the door and lie on the floor? trying to figure it out will only leave you with more doubt.
Life is funny. We do create all of it (the worries and challenges included)! I’d been caught up (for quite a while) in wondering if I’d have enough money to pay off my truck loan and then be able to spend a little on having fun while saving up for some land.. A couple or few weeks back, I told myself I’d have enough by the time summer came around. Earlier last week, I got enough to be able to […]
Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”. It never aired. Richard Dreyfuss did the voiceover for the original spot that aired. However Steve’s is much better 1997
my truck nice and clean, still dripping a little water after Jay had the guys wash it for me!
Jason Hopkins was very helpful throughout the entire process of getting my truck!
The Awakened One sees everything as perfect. The unawakened one sees everything as imperfect.
I'm gonna make a trip to Chicago this Sunday before leaving Illinois in a week or so. I'll be heading over to the Bodhi Spiritual Center in the morning then seeing Doug from the Oneness Community speak. Afterwards I may bike around the city.. Let me know if you want to join me or hang out for a bit.
I found this beautiful video on Gwen Bell’s site last night. I’ve only briefly skimmed through a few pages on her site, though from what I’ve seen, Gwen’s perspective resonates a lot with how I see the world. Check out her place at gwenbell.com
What you’re feeling is what you attract (and the lens you see the world through). Yesterday afternoon, a couple hours before sunset, I felt connected to the trees, plants, and nature in the park I discovered when I went for a drive a little north of here [photos will be added later and found under yesterday's date]. I am grateful for the opportunity to go explore in nature and spend lots of time there growing my awareness, especially when I get my truck camper in the next couple weeks. Do whatever it takes to continue to live your dream and experience your passion.
i thought of driving to lake geneva on the weekend though the forecast called for rain, so i decided to take a break from work and go for a ride while it was still partly sunny..
Do something to embrace and experience peace, inner and outer. Inner peace leads to outer peace. Sit quietly in the present moment, and really feel and appreciate the peace within. As you begin to fully experience it, you’ll realize everything is perfect and complete as it is. There is no need for competition, war, or argument. The more of us that realize peace through the experience of it, the quicker we all will experience complete and total world peace.
wow, how fun to realize what i was doing. and get the realization well who else would be doing it when asking was i doing that.
but part of me fears what if the world doesn’t awaken? i know it’s gonna happen but…. it’s a risk but that’s all part of how it unfolds.
or is it a trick sir? an attempt to take my freedom?
Its like the whole thing, all of life, was a big conversation between variations of the same inner person??
To my friends in Chicagoland: there are Oneness Meditations tomorrow night in the city and Thursday night in Downers Grove. I’ll be at the one Thursday if you’d like to join me. To learn about this awesome experience visit: omchicagoskip.eventbrite.com
after tasting some of the juice joe made, and recently watching fat, sick, and nearly dead, i decided to try juicing. i went to whole foods last night and picked up a refrigerator-full of food that’ll last about 6 days of juicing 3 times a day.
joe’s juice is a slight variation of the mean green juice joe cross and phil used in the movie for the reboot program. the recipe is:
5 leafs of kale
1 red apple
1 green apple (i substituted a fuji apple as i didn’t see any organic green apples at the whole foods i went to)
6 leaves of spinach
1 thumb-size of ginger
4 sticks of celery
the finished product:
i got a little more than two 16-oz glasses from the juice. i had both glasses as one serving, and plan on having three total servings per day. for ten days i’ll eat nothing else, and other than the juice, i’ll only drink water. here’s the second glass:
both glasses went down pretty smoothly, almost as smooth as drinking water!
if you need a juicer, here’s the one joe has: Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juicing Machine (if you’re purchasing one, even a different model, please click this special link to amazon as it helps support this site. thanks!)
Update: I added a salad the last 3 days to help re-train my stomach to process solid food, and tweaked the recipe a bit, adding beets and switching the types of apples. I also ate some strawberries and blackberries as an early celebration on the last day. I had juice the two mornings after the 10 days as I transitioned back to eating solid food.
Every child is born with innocent irreverence, but it's canceled by the osmosis of cultural repression. It’s retrieved by those of us fortunate enough to break through society's brainwashing.
Goodbye Chicagoland.. the time has come for us to part as I embark on my journey to pick up my camper..
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.
As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world of time-lapse, nature, aerial and “slice-of-life” photography – the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years.
Louie was recognized as one of the top 70 Cinematographers for the On Film Kodak Salute Series. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Louie is credited by many with pioneering the contemporary stock footage industry by founding Energy Film Library, a global company with a network of 12 foreign offices, which was acquired by Getty Images in 1997. Motion picture clients of his cinematic artistry include Sex in the City, The Bourne Ultimatum, Die Hard 4, Syriana, Crash, Men in Black and classics such as American Beauty, Koyaanisqatsi and E.T. among others.
Louie went on to found BlackLight Films, a creative production company specializing in producing original theatrical feature, large format films, HD and TV programming.
In 2004, BlackLight Films completed production of the theatrical feature film, America’s Heart &Soul, distributed theatrically by Walt Disney Pictures. In 2006, BlackLight Films completed a series of HD shorts, Louie Films, for the launch of Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Blu-Ray DVD releases. In 2007, the company produced a 1-hour special, Chasing the Light, which aired nationally on PBS.
Past projects include the 35mm film Seasons of the Vine for Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park and a 26-half hour series, America!, for The Hallmark Channel.
Louie has won two Clio Awards for Best Environmental Broadcast Spot, an Emmy nomination for Best Cinematography for the Discovery Channel Special, Oceans of Air, and the Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award for Walt Disney Pictures’ feature film release America’s Heart & Soul.
Louie completed production on a feature length nature documentary, Wings of Life, to be theatrically released worldwide, under Walt Disney Pictures’ new production banner, Disneynature. The film was released in France (March 2011) under the title Pollen and won the Roscar Award for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Wild Talk Africa Film Festival.
Louie spoke at the TED 2011 conference in Long Beach, CA and has been a regular presenter at the annual Bioneers Conference in San Francisco. Currently, Louie is in production with National Geographic to produce Hidden Worlds, a 3D Imax film.
I am grateful as we continue our journey from the age of information to the age of inspiration.
yes, photography, and time-lapse photography, and some videography/cinematography.. my lens-based art is really about perception and perspective, and exploring these methods of seeing through the lens as a metaphor for ways of seeing the world. it’s become clearer lately, though a part of me has known all along what it has been about. when i have more time, i really want to sit and explore it some more, and allow the feelings to come through into words that can describe […]
Inspiring someone is awakening a viewpoint that realizes that something that seemed impossible can actually be done.
went for drive in the country in my new truck.. ended up past rockford!
i picked up my truck today! and found out that my camper is shipping this week too! [yep, between down payment for the truck, second payment for the camper, and insurance, i spent nearly $40k today. may seem like a lot to some yet it's only a number (and everything is relative). every single penny will be well worth it.. the next chapter is about to begin!]
it’s awesome to create your reality, and make your dreams come true. absolutely anything is possible. dream big. don’t let anything stop you. no matter what anyone says, do what your heart calls you to. a year ago, i had no idea how i was gonna do this [and didn't even know exactly what i wanted to do]. earlier this year, in may, i stopped analyzing all the options, drove across the country to get a feel of the vehicles/campers i narrowed down, and made my decision. i had no idea how i was gonna pay for it [well i knew how, though had fears and didn't know if it'd come in time, and the universe worked out perfectly and i was able to put more down than i anticipated].
set your mind to your goals and heart to your passion, and the universe conspires to help you. live and breathe that passion and that knowing that every day you are one step closer toward achieving your goals, and you become unstoppable. at the same time, surrender attachment to outcome — know you are on the way there, though love and appreciate the journey. [i'm still working on this one. it was a long process with lots of hard work to earn that much in a few months, and i didn't always enjoy the process, though i learned to take some breaks [even if they weren't many] to re-engage with my passion and heart. then when i received payment for the work i did, the truck and camper both took longer than i expected to be built, so i learned a little bit of patience, especially after being carless as i sold my civic early, over a month ago. and shortly after that, the chain on my bike broke, am i was bike-less for a couple weeks ’til i got it fixed. it’s an interesting journey!]
embrace your challenges along the journey. perseverance is what sets apart those who achieve their goals and those who consider themselves failures. most of the time you were just a mere step away from your goal if you wouldn’t have quit early. don’t give up on your dreams. i first started thinking about getting an rv nearly two years ago and had no clue how i was gonna pull it off. low and behold, the pieces all came into place over time and the adventure is about to embark.
anyhow, the words aren’t flowing too smoothly so i’ll take a break until they decide to come out more smoothly. here are some quick shots shortly after finishing up at ron hopkins ford. [i was getting really hungry when i left, the light was dropping, and there were more cars in the
burnidge forest preserve i went to than i anticipated, and at first i wasn't completely happy with the shots, though i had another look at them and creatively worked with them to make a few nice images. there is beauty everywhere if you look for it.]
Wow, silence. A low hum from the air conditioning vents, or so it sounds like.. i’m sure it is. though sounds a little different than i would have imagined. feeling is interesting. it’s like you have to let go of yourself. put all your attention into what you’re feeling to really, truly experience it. but part of me can’t go all the way there. i’m afraid i won’t come back! so i only feel so much into it. not fully. […]
Life is wierd. Looking at it from a higher perspective, it really is quite absurd. These little things we do, who would have imagined? It is quite crazy to see it all! And they think we’re the crazy ones! truly absurd!! and just watching myself type these ideas into words on the screen is quite odd as well. why am i even doing this? is it a message to those on the other side who do not quite understand? cody […]
Relax and enjoy the process. You don’t have to handle everything all at once. The journey is one step at a time (and it is there where you will find true perfection).
Once again, I find myself desiring to create some sort of inspirational center. There is such great energy at the Bodhi Spiritual Center in Chicago, and lots of fun activities happening. Though, will I find this community in other places as I travel? I yearn to have such a connection wherever I may go. Especially as I travel to nature, and experience the beauty of the land. Perhaps what I must create is an escape, a place where one may experience a retreat for their own growth and creativity. Those who live in urban places can still explore what remains there, though when they need to take a break, and escape from the chaos found in the city, they may go visit the inspirational center I desire to create. Whether it be a long or short visit, friends and exploration will await at the inspirational center. Some may choose to live there for extended lengths of time or permanently. Everyone can share their talents and inspire others, while absorbing the high energy of a beautiful, natural setting. This is the place I seek. The place I will create. The center will also grow its own food and be completely self-sustainable so those who visit will have an abundance of fresh food to live off of and not have to worry about the basic necessities as they take a moment or two to visit during their journey of life. And a part of the entire experience will be learning to live in a unique setting, very much an alternate to the conventional city life. This unique experience of disconnecting from the ordinary, everyday life may be the catalyst in inspiring someone to follow their path, their passion.
an interesting interview, and an interesting look at one’s own perspectives (and how one is perhaps either quite engaged right away or stops watching before getting into the heart of it)
part 1/2 : Conversation with a ‘walk-in’ – William Linville
A conversation with a walk-in; in a body on a planet. . .
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Part 2/2 : Positive outcomes of disasters & Dimensions / Realities / Portals – William Linville
Positive outcomes of disasters; the amplification of life, purification of the planetary matrix. . .
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To my friends in Chicagoland: I just arrived in Elgin last night and will be around here for a little bit. Lemme know if ya want to get together.. I'm going to the city tonight for a meditation and the Oneness Blessing at the Bodhi Spiritual Center if anyone wants to join me.
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
text of speech: ‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says
Jami Lula performed his original composition “Perfect” at Agape on 8-1-2010, and is joined by Michael Bernard Beckwith towards the end of the song.
It is truly beautiful to see the world as it is. Today, just a bit earlier, I had a moment of clarity. I felt more present in the moment, and was able to see details of the world around me more clearly. It’s funny, it occurred just as I was finishing dinner with Linda. We were discussing ideas for an upcoming project we’re starting with Joe, and at the end, I was telling her about the time I felt so […]
Really rare awakening movie now available in English.
went for a drive north, ended up in Buffalo Park Forest Preserve.. at first it seemed just like an ordinary park, though after relaxing a bit, I began to feel connected to nature and the energy there. I spent a good little bit of time photographing and exploring [will process and upload these images sometime soon].. then decided to drive up to the top of one of the garages in Elgin afterwards [which was a little nerve-racking as despite the […]
Here are the demo reels I quickly threw together the other day for the new gallery grid home page [and the links to all the HD full length videos I used]..
(scroll down to the last video on this page)
(scroll down to the last video on this page)