(07-17-2015, A personal photograph of the “ocean”, Bautista)
Sometimes you just need time away in order to remember who you really are – you need distance, you need space but most of all, I strongly believe you need to turn your world upside-down and see what is at the very core of your existence.
When you invert your ordinary world, you begin an extraordinary existence.
3 years ago this month, I chose to do this. I chose distance, space and inversion to find out who I really am.
I met much hardship and admonishment – I faced scrutiny and disdain – I tore apart foundations of friendship and family.
And I would do it all again because now my world is right – I am hopeful again – I’ve returned to self.
I continually break the patterns of the past to make room for the prospects of my future.
Inverting my present – full of patterns and egoic rituals – has been transformative.
And now the way is clear again.
(Bautista, A personal photograph taken in the air, 07-17-2015)