The Wait.

 

A beautifully crafted film following Belgian wildlife photographer Michel D’Oultremont as he displays both deep patience and presence in his work.

The film takes the viewer on a journey from Michel’s hometown in Belgium to the remote mountains of Romania. On the trail of wild bison, Michel tracks the movement of the animals and then waits for the perfect moment; a process that can take up to a week to capture one shot.

 

Interpretation.

 

Lake Wanaka, in the Southern Lakes Region of New Zealand, is one of my favourite places on the planet. 
In this short film snowboarder Will Jackways, shares his simple philosophy of life.

Im not a philosopher of life, I’m not going to sit here and preach what is right and what is wrong….this is just my interpretation of how I see it and how to live.

Will has wrapped himself with a simple life amongst the spectacular mountains, surrounded with things that are important to him. He is also one of those people lucky enough to truly love his work and his life.
Will has found it and he is stoked. 

Stoked is what keeps us happy basically…everyone in this world should wake up stoked.

And there you have it.

Practicing the edge. 

 

Engage all of your life as you would zazen. Don’t be cautious. Throw yourself into it. Thats where you learn. Our tendency is to go with what is familiar and safe.

Yet the familiar and the safe have nothing to teach.

Its only the challenges of a new territory that have something to reveal to you. But it means risking something, taking a chance.

It means living and practicing the edge, not backing away from it.”
–John Daido Loori.

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