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Photos journal and writings of Darius Bashar.  

SunChasers 008 Vol. Snazzie
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Gord

Rest in peace Gord. You made us so proud to be Canadian. You showed us everyday that kindness and artistry can easily co-exist.

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SunChasers 006 Vol. - JayWalk

Had the pleasure of spending the morning with Jay Agustin. I'm looking forward to many more hangs. ❤️❤️❤️

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Deep Sea Diving

What's the point? It can all be about commerce and the accumulation of goods. What's driving all of it, or all of Us, or even just me? A voice inside stares deep into my soul and asks "what do you REALLY want?". This question allows me to abstract away from my daily tasks and "to dos" and gives me the space to think about the bigger picture.

What am I working towards? Which mountain have I decided to climb? What do I want my limited time on earth to be about? I don't have many answers yet, just more questions. Each discovery taking me deeper.

It can get dark and lonely at the bottom of the sea. The deeper you go, the less human tools such as sight and sound become useful. You'll need to find something else to help you navigate the deep unknowns.

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Release

I am infinitely grateful for all the beautiful souls who trusted me enough to go on this wild journey together. I love you all and will never forget our time together. ❤️❤️❤️

Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can. The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize.
— Yousef Karsh
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To Love
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To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
— Arundhati Roy
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Human VS Soul

Somewhere along the line, we got our wires crossed and forgot that "a good day" is not the same thing as "a good *work* day". 

It happens to almost all of us. It's easy to confuse, especially in our current commerce driven world. 

One trick I've found to getting around this incredibly limiting belief, is to set out to create something before 9am everyday. This creation, whatever it is, should not be commerce related. For me, somedays I write. Other days I go out and shoot the sunrise and spend time with some really amazing people. 

Creating something tangible before 9am is a uniquely fulfilling experience. You feel as if the day is already a win and then something inside you realizes "a good day has nothing to do with work."

The core question at the heart of this paradigm is this:  

Are we humans that occasionally have a spiritual experiences OR are we souls that are having a human experience?  Most people I know will go with option 2. But what really matters is not what we say, but rather, which option do our actions support on a daily basis? 

 

 

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SunChasers Vol. 005 - Mufasa

Sometimes things just fall into place. The Universe parts all resistance from your path, like Moses and the Dead Sea and the whole world around you magically falls into flow. That's exactly how I feel every time I am in the presence of Mitch Stern (aka Mufasa).

Time slows down. We always end up going deep and I inevitably walk away feeling lighter.

I know in my bones the Universe is smiling, everytime we hangout. 

Love ya brother and can't wait till our next hang. 

 

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