word from the photographer |
My Tibet trip has ended. But my journey continues.
I have begun to look through the many photos I have taken
during the trip. The photos are not only a record of the moment,
but are also my inspiration. I go over my memories of my travels
with a sense of tranquility. Just by looking at the pictures
before me, I can feel the bits of joy that I experienced the
moment I stood at the site, or when I was facing and talking
to a brave Tibetan.
Tibetans are proud people, and carry within their beings
a rare strength that is drawn from generations
of living in one of the world's harshest environments. They
devote their whole life to worshipping Buddha and they are
willing to sacrifice anything, including their own life, for
him. A devoted Buddhist believes that everything is transient;
therefore, clinging to material objects is meaningless. In
contrast to most of the non-believers, our worth as human
beings is measured by our own actions and beliefs. It is wealth
of spirit that Tibetans are seeking.
As pilgrim prostrates, he or she displays their belief their
religion and their faith. Unfortunately, most of the modern human
vision focuses only on the present and rarely extends into tomorrow.
Looking through my photos, I realize that I need to continue
my own journey, and keep moving to discover the true beauty
of all of our lives.