I am a mirage...

Mar 03

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

All you want is to be happy.

All you want is to be happy. All your desires, whatever they may be, are longing for happiness. Basically, you wish yourself well…desire by itself is not wrong. It is life itself, the urge to grow in knowledge and experience. It is choices you make that are wrong. To imagine that some little thing-food, sex, power, fame-will make you happy is to decieve oneself. Only something as vast and deep as your real self can make you truly and lastingly happy. 


Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.” — Osho

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Give up defining yourself

Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are. 

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff,1962

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff,1962

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff, 1995, big hat

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff, 1995, big hat

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff, 1972, Marisa Berenson

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff, 1972, Marisa Berenson

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff

Photographer - Jeanloup Sieff