In the chaos and stress of our daily lives, we are often caught up in worrying or wishing about the past and wishing for the future. We lose track of what is happening in the present as we become inundated by pressures and distractions. However, through the practice of mindfulness, we can gain perspective and process emotions in a more meaningful way to help reduce the overwhelming barage of things we have to do.

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present–observation without judgment. It accepts impermanence. To practice this, we focus on the moment so we can appreciate it. Conversely, we can also find peace in knowing the painful and shall pass as well.

The challenge is to accept both the beauty and the bitter that comes with transformation.

Photos have been taken with a Mamiya RZ 67 Pro II film camera. Film is 120 mm Ektar 100 and scanned.