Created June 20, 2016 in San Francisco, CA, USA.
Stress is a feeling that we all share and is impossible to avoid. Always unique to each individual person, this tension manifests itself in many different ways. Sometimes this feeling can appear to be impossible to destroy, but this is edition proved firsthand that stress can be overcome.
Perhaps too many people need your attention at the same time, or an old friend just can’t give you the same love they used to. Maybe the stress appears after spending tons of time developing a unique idea that comes straight from the soul… only for the rest of the world to meet it with silence or rejection.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. There is so much pressure to “be the best” or “prove them wrong” that the tension can build and build, slowly dissolving the inner strength needed to move forward.
For this edition I wanted to find the smallest rocks I could find and then put a big, contrasting rock on top. What I didn’t realize was how difficult this would be. Small rocks are much more difficult to balance, as they have very small bumps that can dramatically shift the weight of the entire balance. I had to be in complete alignment with not only the earth, but more importantly with myself. Every time the balance collapsed I had to find the strength, trust, and clarity to continue forward.
With the many hours of failure that it took to create this balance, there was only one brief moment that appeared at the end when everything aligned. My breathing was full, the mind was clear of doubt, and everything locked into place. That one moment of complete alignment led me to climb over the wall and find what I was looking for. The balance stayed up through the strong winds for over an hour, and my smile lasted for much longer.
Designed for your meditation space, each photo is infused into a metal frame for maximum durability (300+ years). Made in USA. Final product has smaller watermark.
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