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Tony Ryan - Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I am forever pondering human nature. I keep searching as I believe there is meaning to life and that any individual can attain fulfillment in life. A term I often think of is abundance. In my own life I have felt abundant many times but for the majority have felt lacking and in need. The more I search my own inner state of being the more I am coming to believe that there is such a thing as perfect balance. [More]

Sacred Prostitutes

Tony Ryan - Sunday, December 28, 2008

I watched a video the other night titled 'The Sacred Prostitute'. It was a fascinating programme and resonated with many things I feel deeply about. [More]

Love is to not support the ACT

Tony Ryan - Thursday, May 05, 2005

I believe that love is not about money, status, convenience, height , weight, or even gender or personality. It is all about what is real..that feeling .. that energy.. the heart and soul. When someone allows us to see who they really are underneath all of the walls of fear and illusion - this is love. [More]

The Gift - sensitivity and wisdom

Tony Ryan - Saturday, April 09, 2005

I believe that emotional sensitivity is a true gift. Sensitive people I believe have a heightened ability to feel the emotions of other people and also have a heightened ability to project their feelings and emotions to others. [More]

 

Trust, Presence and Creativity

Tony Ryan - Monday, December 19, 2016
We have just completed our second optimizing creative output meeting. Once again I am excited to share some of what was discussed.

At the first meetup Hayden suggested we define the term presence. So at this meetup we continued on this line. Most people attending suggested it is linked to being emotionally and mentally aware. To know what we are feeling and how we are experiencing our lives from moment to moment.

We also agreed that describing presence is likely going to be an ongoing process. However this process will be improved and accelerated if we decide that being present is a priority for us.

In a photograph presence is in my opinion more felt than seen. However the feeling is transparently powerful. When you look at a photo that is in presence you as the viewer feel totally comfortable. I believe that if a photographer can develop consistent presence that their photos will inspire those who view them.

Also when we operate from presence whilst we are passionate and dedicated we are also in the flow of life. As such our creative endeavors become enjoyable and have ease rather than restriction.

I mentioned a friend of mine who is a massage therapist who i believe operates from perfect presence. I said that when she touches you you feel her grace and composure and you let go of the need to protect or prove yourself. That you trust her and in trusting surrender your resistance and protection.

If a photographer or for that matter a mechanic or doctor or anyone can operate from presence the people they are in relationship with feel like they can trust. Once trust is in play relationship becomes truly creative and the creative process becomes one of unity. I believe that unity is infinitely more powerful than separation and mis trust.

Once we have a base of trust relationship and creativity becomes optimized. However few aspects of life or people in history have operated from a base of consistent trust. So it is important that any individual who wishes to maximize their creative potential zeros in on their base of trust.

This is where something I posted on my Facebook page is very relevant. It reads as follows -"I thought not having self-compassion can make a person robotic, non-encouraging and even live in the head and appear narcissistic or know-it-all.. what I understand is if you forgive yourself, feel tolerant of your own shortcomings, inabilities and imperfections and accept these imperfections and still feel compassionate towards yourself.. then you feel empathic with other's problems, shortcomings, imperfections.." these words were sent to me by a friend and I believe they are touching on how to develop consistent trust.

That whilst few people or aspects of life are consistently sacred or trust worthy if we can locate and come to acceptance and understanding with the lack of trust we have inside that we can begin to develop outer trust.
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