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Finding Peace, Without and Within

Photo taken by contributor Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her 40’s who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She has Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia. It is a great struggle for her to work full-time and has been for a while. She works as a System Administrator, but will hopefully be leaving the corporate world soon and supporting herself through her art. She passionately loves photography, writing, and music, and her many other creative artistic endeavours (sewing, decoupage, jewelry making, batik, screenprinting, and singing). Her aim in life is to create beauty and bring joy to the lives of others through her creations and words.

About this photo: “This little buddha reminds me of constancy.  I photograph him a lot.  He is so beautiful and peaceful.  His message is, “Wherever you put me, there I am.  You cannot change my essence, which is beauty and peace.  This is what I bring to you.”  I just love this little buddha in the snow, doesn’t he make the snow beautiful?  I just want to shoot him way down deep into my soul – that feeling of beauty, of peace, and of sureness – this is, and it doesn’t change.  I want that for me.  That’s what this buddha gives me, and that’s what this photo reminds me of.  That beauty and peace can be found out there, but they’re also in me.  I just have to look.”

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5 comments on “Finding Peace, Without and Within

  1. petchary
    April 17, 2013

    Yes, that beauty and peace IS inside you, and all of us… He looks just perfect, in the snow. I love this photograph. It means a lot to me, too…

    Like

  2. sixdegreesphotography
    April 17, 2013

    Beautiful shot..

    Like

  3. pinkprincess84
    April 18, 2013

    I think you really captured what you said so I really l really like it really!

    Like

  4. bipolaronfire
    April 18, 2013

    Thank you for the kind comments!

    Like

  5. Dilip
    April 18, 2013

    Yes the Budha does always seem so peaceful. The message is ever so deep and meaningful.
    Thank you and have a nice day 🙂

    Like

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