Do you wish to be headed to your true north but obstacles are impeding you?
Are you headed in the right direction
but are uncomfortable or distracted by
what you are experiencing along the way?
We can't always change where we are in our lives—aging, illness, people in our lives, finances—I call these obstacles the chaos in our cages. I've learned through my camera lens that we can change our perspective on where we are in our journeys.
Mindfulness changes our perspectives. Compasspoints maxims are my tool to lead you to make your own mindful perspective changes.
I shoot visual moments, when I encounter them. At times the words—maxims—come to my immediately, sometimes they come to me when I edit the photo. Not every Compasspoint impacts each person, and that is good. Connecting with a particular Compasspoint has more to do with where one is in life at that moment.
My camera lens aided me in finding mindfulness.
My chaos was within me, my multiplying chronic autoimmune illnesses, my sense of unworthiness due to disability. My chaos was also in my periphery: people who created chaos around me. That exterior chaos added to my physical stressor. I had to do something about it.
Ironically by focusing on details in my lens I could let go of the minutiae in my life that was creating unhealthy perspectives.
In my process of developing Compasspoints Maxims, I developed a sense of worthiness. When I shared them, people commented on how they impacted them.
A Compasspoint Maxim Creation
After I learned to use my camera lens to isolate interesting photos, I noticed my eyes were zooming into small details as I walked in my small city, Then I life my camera and shoot. This whimsical photo is an example of someone else's humor that lifted my spirit, and yours, I hope.
I knew as I shot it, this would be a great Compasspoint maxim. It demonstrates the concept of alternative perspectives.
I consider the possible stories. Why were the googly eyes on the brick path? Did a child spill their craft project? Did someone place them there for fun? Or I could take an unhappy approach, "Ugh, litter."
for gifts or self reflection or for your psychotherapy, massage therapy office or yoga studio.
Compasspoints are available in numerous formats. They are typically formatted as squares. You may buy order a high quality photograph printed on paper, order a framed Compasspoint or on glass created by the quality company I use, Fracture.
Use the Compasspoints Product page to order. Note: the Compasspoints logo will not appear on your purchased product.
I typically speak for 1 to 1 ½ hours and customize for your target audience and event. The first half demonstrates my growth process in seeing perspectives and applies to your audience's concerns. The second half is interactive and participatory. The first half uses my Compasspoints Maxims. The participatory section uses my photos without maxims to an encourage and trains the audience members to explore create their own perspectives about each photo.
I have presented using Zoom to a national audience for Twisting The Plot and in person to AmeriCorp NH Senior Companion Retreat. I was a professional trainer from 1986-1996.