Transforming Old Beliefs

Generalizations

And negative assumptions

Clutter the mind

“Ignorance is bliss”

Twists the belief system

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Seagulls are scavengers

Garbage eaters

A nuisance

Not worthy of esteem

Lowest on the totem pole

*

That’s what I was told

*

Photographer’s eye

Has opened a new reality

Seeing this maligned glider

As an elegant beauty

~*~

V.J.’s theme: Belief https://onewomansquest.org/2019/08/05/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-60-belief/

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About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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20 Responses to Transforming Old Beliefs

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    Powerful post. We are told and told and told and believe until we open our eyes and see anew. I love the seagulls.

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  2. sgeoil says:

    All too often we accept things at face value, so important to question and think. Great post. After my encounter with a seagull in the spring, I did a little research and found out they are quite intelligent. They will stomp the ground to imitate rain and draw the worms out and the males look after the juveniles in a nursery flock.

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  3. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    So glad your eyes can see their beauty Olga, they’re amazing birds with a great spirit of community. We’re surrounded by them here by the sea and they all help each other and watch over one another 🙂💜 xxx

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  4. oneta hayes says:

    We take so much for granted without really looking. Your text and pictures are an eye-opener. Beauty to behold. 😀

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Oneta. Yes, it’s important to re-evaluate and re-think what one takes for granted and see with new eyes. The camera allows me to do that. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. memadtwo says:

    Sometimes we’ve seen things so many times we’ve stopped looking. A powerful reminder to pay attention, especially to what you see every day. (K)

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  6. Wonderful lesson, Olga. The photograph is exceptional.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Michael. Yes, this lesson is transferable to other beliefs that don’t serve us well. Really appreciate your comment on my photo. I subdued the background to make it feel like a portrait of the trio. 🙂

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  8. Seagulls are beautiful creatures. Thank you for making pause and look.

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