My friend Jeffrey Lam said it best:
ERIC, it seems that in life you optimize for “mindspace”, and you’re willing to trade money, convenience and other things to maximize your mindspace.
I agree. For me, the best mind (or my own optimal mind for myself) is mostly via negativa: I want *fewer* worries, cares, and needless thoughts in my mind. I want to have a crystal clear mind — to gain a more clear picture of things and the world. Clairvoyance — clear vision is what I desire.
And what to do with this clear mind?
Let interesting innate thoughts and ideas come to me, to speak to me, in order for me to focus on my creative “ideation”.
And these more interesting ideas and thoughts — I desire to meditate, think on them, marinate them, and eventually write about them and share them with the world!
Less is better:
- Photography as a Zen Pursuit
- Balance isn’t the Goal
- Just Throw it Away
- Mind Space
- The Kaizen Approach to Life
- The Philosophy of Wabi Sabi Aesthetics
- In Praise of Renting and Leasing
- The Will to Simplicity
- ZEN PHOTO.
- To Improve Your Life, Subtract the Superfluous from Your Life
- Same But Different
- The Zen of Street Photography
- Zen Photography
- Walking Meditation in Street Photography
- How to Be a Zen Street Photographer
- The Less You Have, the More You Have
- Prune Excess
- Prune in Order to Grow
- Zen in the Art of Street Photography
- The 7 Aesthetics of Zen Art For Photographers
- 15 (More) Lessons Taoism Has Taught Me About Street Photography
- How to Find Tranquility in Your Photography
- How to Find Zen in Street Photography
- Why Less is More in Street Photography (and Life)
- Why You Should Shoot with One Camera and One Lens
- 5 Essentialist Tips in Street Photography
- 10 Principles of Good Street Photography
- Deep Focus
- Follow Your Intuition
- Less, But Better
- Seek Emptiness
- Wonderment & Awe