What surroundings and environments support you? Fuel you? Resource you?
Do you give yourself the permission to spend time there? I know I am guilty of spending a large proportion of my working week either in front of my computer on coaching calls or behind the lens. And mostly that’s fine, I love spending time with these ‘do’ing creative aspects of my work. But I do tend to give them priority.
The ‘do’ tends to shout louder than the ‘be’ and of course a good balance is healthy – a necessity to our mental wellbeing in fact.
‘Be’ing is the easing-into where we can open our hearts to space and new information, to new landscapes, to resource ourselves – to discover, find surprise and delight in the unknown.
Virtually all of my Story Portrait clients say they’d love to have at least some of their shots taken in nature. I’m always happy to oblige.
When we step into a park or open green space together for our shoot, I can feel my subject sigh – they soften, they open, they stop trying. They ease into their true-nature and the surroundings seem to welcome them home and I’m certain the photographs reflect that.
Are you taking the time to ‘be’ whether that be is in nature or otherwise? Where is your go-to environment that wants nothing from you, that place that Instead grants peace and serenity?