Not a matter of discipline, but something else?

A thought:

We often berate ourselves for not being “disciplined” enough for x, y, z — but perhaps this is the wrong way of thinking.

When we think of ‘discipline’, we think that we are being disciples of someone and following in their footsteps. Following their moral code of ethics and such.

But if you’re following yourself, perhaps it isn’t discipline we are seeking. Instead, to prize ourselves and to prefer ourselves over others.

For example, I don’t need “discipline” to go to the gym everyday (or several times a day). It is my passion. I love it for the sake of it! In fact, I try to figure out ways to modify my life IN ORDER for me to go to the gym whenever I want. This isn’t discipline — it is passion.

Another idea– blogging. I don’t have to force myself to write everyday. In fact, I blog because it is my passion. I never force myself to write. The words simply stream out of my body and soul! It is my passion– it is my play, and it is the way I expel my creative force.

The passion of photography and image-making

If you gotta force yourself to go out and photos — perhaps you’re doing it wrong.

Discover new mysteries in photography

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Mexico City, 2020 child #streettogs

Perhaps our main discouragement in photography is this:

We feel we have no more NEW mysteries to discover.

But perhaps this can be the root of our artistic optimism?

ERIC


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