|sample photo with Lori|
Have you seen this new project from Tiny Buddha? If not, check it out!
The premise is simple. There are questions that are easy to answer, with simple straightforward answers. Like, helping out a friend or family member or going the extra mile at work. However, there are other times when we are faced with more difficult questions. What do we do with those questions? How do we work through them? What do those questions look like?
“I spent years isolating myself, dwelling on everyone and everything that hurt me, feeling like a victim and wondering, “Why me?” I felt worthless, and my life felt meaningless. I answered every challenging question with an equally difficult and disempowering one.
I was too busy bemoaning the challenges of my past to recognize and create possibilities in the present.
Ultimately, we have two choices in life: obsess about everything we don’t know, creating a sense of helplessness; or focus on what we’ve learned and what we can do now to live the lives we want to live.“
In preparation for the launch on December 8th of her new book Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hardest Questions, Lori is asking us all to come together to share your toughest life question.
The goal is to create a gallery of photos, each featuring a challenging question that impacts how we live our lives. Your question might be about love, happiness, forgiveness, meaning, money, social change, religion, politics—anything that you’ve struggled to answer.
There are no rules for the photo, except that you must be in it, and your question cannot include profanity.
You can feature your question in any way. You could write it on a piece of paper and hold it, or you could do something more creative, like:
* Write it on a chalkboard
* Use a stick to draw it in the sand at the beach
* Paint it on a canvas
* Write it on an Etch A Sketch
What matters is that you communicate your question, but creativity is a good thing!
To submit your photo:
* Send a JPG to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Write “Question Photo” in the subject line.
Check out her site for inspiration and more details! I plan to work on my submission this weekend and will be sharing here. I would love to see what everyone comes up with, so please post!