|Focus on reflection|
|Focus on sidewalk|
I recently heard from a photographer, who is also submitting photos on Capture Minnesota, that reflections are often more beautiful than looking at the image directly.
|Sidewalk with puddles|
Isn't life a bit that way also? When we take time out to reflect on things we may see them more clearly than at the moment they are occurring. Unfortunately, we live in a hyper paced world, where time for reflection isn't often valued or structured into the day.
In addition to the physical benefits of walking and running, the time they afford to reflect and think creatively works wonders for one's mental health. Prayer and meditation are great vehicles for reflection on the past. I've also discovered photography allows time for greater examination and reflection on things, but much like prayer and meditation, doesn't provide much of an aerobic workout.