The first time I watched Dark Side of the Lens, I was captivated by the sights and sounds of the ocean. It truly is magnificent. But, it was what Mickey said that really resonated with me:
"I never want to take this for granted, so I try and keep motivation simple, real and positive."
"If I only scrape a living at least it's a living worth scraping. If there's no future in it, at least it's a present worth remembering."
"For fires of happiness and waves of gratitude…for everything that brought us to that point on Earth, at that moment in time, to do something worth remembering with a photograph or a scar. I feel genuinely lucky to hand-on-heart say I love doing what I do."
Mickey also gave a DO lecture (which you can find here) where he offered these suggestions (some are paraphrased):
DO arm yourself with a grin. If you can face any situation and burst out laughing, it's going to be a hell of a lot easier than facing it with a grimace.
DO embrace being out of control. Learn to go with the flow, just relax and take things as they come.
DO let your weirdness flow free. Be yourself, don't worry what people think you should be doing.
DO trust in the things you love.
DO re-establish that connection with Nature.
DO take your time learning and experimenting. Don't be scared to make mistakes. Things will work out a lot better in the long run if you make mistakes than if you try and make things perfect all the time.
DO trust your instincts and run with them always.
DO use your fears and failures as fuel … and expect disillusionment and lack of confidence as perfectly natural.
DO what you love for a living, but be wise with it. Don't let the pursuit of money kill your enthusiasm for what it is that you love.
I think he holds some seriously great wisdom. Have a beautiful day - Adrienne :)
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.