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Weekly Photo Challenge: STATE OF MIND

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“Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekly Photo Challenge: STATE OF MIND - Sculptural Art, Coffee Swirls & Color

Weekly Photo Challenge: STATE OF MIND – Sculptural Art, Coffee Swirls & Color

“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.” Anthony Robbins
“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking;” Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

STATE OF MIND – The Power of Colors & Textures: I’ve always believed that our words, photos/symbols and actions reflect our state of mind and so it is wide to choose carefully how we want to spend our time; both internally and externally. I love nature, color, textures and art, and I create collages that combine my interpretation of those mediums because I see the richness they bring to all aspects of life. I chose to add a few collages I created using those mediums for today’s exercise. So what you will see are photos that have been enhanced, brightened, changed and made into many forms that reflect my state of mind. I hope you enjoy this approach and I will come see yours. Our state of mind is a delicate balance of our hopes, dreams and our reality … Be vigilant with yours.

“Happiness is nothing but a state of mind which only your thoughts and beliefs could place you in.” Edmond Mbiaka

Weekly Photo Challenge: STATE OF MIND - Sculptural Art, Coffee Swirls & Color

Weekly Photo Challenge: STATE OF MIND – Sculptural Art, Coffee Swirls & Color

“Freedom is not a place. It’s a state of mind.” Fennel Hudson
“Cool is not an attitude – It’s a state of mind” Roy Smoothe
“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.” Samuel Ullman

HOW DID YOU DO THAT? I find that color cheers me up; especially in the winter season so I find myself gravitating towards things that add color to my world. Come back soon for more photos and an explanation on how this was created.

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“In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker” Plutarch

Weekly Photo Challenge: STATE OF MIND - Sculptural Art, Coffee Swirls & Color

Weekly Photo Challenge: STATE OF MIND – Sculptural Art, Coffee Swirls & Color

“We all exist in an interconnected matrix of life, so the state of your mind and heart affects the whole.” Narissa Doumani
“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind” Napoleon Hill
“I am living a simple life with a complicated mind and I have yet to find a state of mind where I feel safe with who I am, where I am, with what I do.” Charlotte Eriksson


This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: STATE OF MINDEvery photo we take says something about our emotions at the moment of taking it. So this week, share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button on your camera or phone. I look forward to seeing your photos!

Positive Motivation Tip: Our words, photos/symbols, and actions reflect our state of mind. Be vigilant with yours.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

28 Comments leave one →
  1. Fred Erick (FredExperience) permalink
    27/02/2016 11:23 pm

    I completely agree that happiness is a state of mind. There was a time before that I was in a hopeless situation, but I still managed to keep myself happy. As what Peter Pan said, ” Just think of happy thoughts and you’ll fly.”

  2. 27/02/2016 11:29 pm

    Our State of mind leads to the actions we take. It is important that we consciously analyze our state of mind and keep it in the positive zone.

  3. 28/02/2016 1:07 am

    A very positive and joyful state of mind, hooray for colour!

  4. Rosey permalink
    28/02/2016 2:17 am

    The right colors do have a way of cheering you up. The opposite is true too. I like light and airy colors. 🙂

  5. Bhushavali permalink
    28/02/2016 3:29 am

    Love your concept of expressing the state of mind through colors & textures. True, all colors and textures bring out a certain emotion from within us…

  6. tweenselmom permalink
    28/02/2016 5:57 am

    Very colorful. It’s very artistic. I love how the color blends.No doubt,i t was a nice photo!

  7. milenabarrett permalink
    28/02/2016 6:33 am

    I agree, colors do have healing powers. These are great images.

  8. Lynndee permalink
    28/02/2016 7:28 am

    Such lovely and very vibrant colors. Love those bold colors. They make me feel lively! 🙂

  9. Debarpan permalink
    28/02/2016 8:22 am

    I do also believe that our words, photos/symbols and actions reflect our state of mind Such a wonderful article you written here just touched my inner feeling from heart.Awesome work..keep it up.

  10. Katarzyna permalink
    28/02/2016 12:29 pm

    I love the vibrant colors in your pictures – they give me a nice energy boost that is so needed during winter days 🙂

  11. Karen permalink
    28/02/2016 3:32 pm

    They said it’s all in your mind, your happiness, your sadness, your will power, your mood.

  12. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    28/02/2016 5:48 pm

    Certain colors always cheer me up and the brighter, the better! I love to add pops of color in my home during the winter since I am not able to do much gardening!

  13. Marielle Altenorm permalink
    28/02/2016 6:10 pm

    I’m a bit the same about colors. Winter tends to make me blue. Although I love that color, during the winter I look for brighter colors like pink, and yellow. Takes way the gloom.

  14. fivemarigolds permalink
    04/03/2016 7:27 am

    I totally agree with this philosophy that joy (but perhaps not happiness) is a state of mind. The right outlook is so important for our well-being.

  15. iamangeladianne permalink
    04/03/2016 7:27 am

    Happiness is a state of mind, however I believe happy comes and goes. Some moments I might feel sad, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have joy. Have a great weekend!

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