About the photo: This was the source of water between campsites in the Redwoods.  While camping it had a functional use, however through the lens of my camera I thought more of the skill of turning on and off the mind.  Knowing when to turn it off, and learning how to listen to yourself when it’s time to turn off the mind-reel … takes a ton of practice.  It is a skill worth refining otherwise one's thoughts and perspectives become dependent upon others'.  

 © Houseman 2013