An Attempt to Miksang

Miksang, from Wikipedia is:
a Tibetan word meaning "good eye" and represents a form of contemplative photography based on the Dharma Art teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, in which the eye is in synchronisation with the contemplative mind. The result of this particular perception of the world, combined with photography, produces a peculiar and open way of seeing the world. Miksang pictures tend to bring the observer back into the original contemplation state of the author of the picture. The pictures can bring one back to a purer perception of reality that is often neglected. Miksang involves nothing fancy, no special setup; only a visual capture, in the proper state of mind, of everyday's reality.

I woke up earlier and saw this light switch and thought that it could be a good subject. Since I was still in the process of waking myself up, my mind is still pure and is not yet polluted by the day's upcoming events. And so, I grabbed the camera, took two shots of the switch, and felt satisfaction.


This photo has been edited; converted to monochrome, adjusted the contrast, as well as the color tones. Taking shots is only half of the experience. Editing makes the experience whole.

This photo does not give enough appeal unless you see it in a different perspective. Everyday, people turn switches on and off. Be it literal, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

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