“… a warrior knows that he cannot change, and yet he makes it his business to try to change, even though he knows that he won’t be able to. That’s the only advantage a warrior has over the average man. The warrior is never disappointed when he fails to change.”
Carlos Castaneda

The Second Ring of Power

Glimpses 02 – December 2007


this image was taken a week after the image in the previous issue of glimpses. shahar invited three people: tal, eran and myself and to partake in a creative journey. i had no idea what would happen, and neither did anyone else. shahar’s invitation was the common thread. as you may recall i was in a time of change, i had just left my career behind and i was doubtful about my skills as a photographer and wondering if there would be room in the world for another (me) photographer.


shahar is a very powerful facilitator. his presence and clear artistic direction are a clear calling. the studio quickly became a feeding frenzy of energy. i was bouncing back and forth between the joy of being there and the complete mystery (and confusion) about what was going on. we all knew we touched something special.

after the session we sat down to talk and share our experience of the session. tal, lying on the floor in the foreground of the image, said to me that if i had merely moved away from where I was, her emotional state would have shifted – that i was affecting her presence and altering the balance of her intense duet energy with eran (standing in the background).

this new insight was the beginning of a new understanding for me. my photography is not about my technical skills or the technical equipment. it is about my presence. this was a huge relief. suddenly there seemed to be space in the world for me!

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