Fresh perception

In the practice of Miksang (contemplative photography), there is a phrase called ‘fresh perception’. To the practitioner, this is an experience that occurs when the mind is very calm, free of the train of thoughts, yet the eye is wide open. In this state of mind, perceptions are quite raw and lucid, the ‘capture’ process is usually very tight and clean, and the image feels ‘fresh’. This happened to me last night during dinner. I was sat by a window and looked out and saw this image. I excused myself, grabbed the camera, took the picture and then returned to dinner.


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