The Ripple Effect
Back in March 2016, I went on a beautiful photography and meditation retreat in Scotland. After four or five days we were enough submersed in the retreat and our photography to make something in images that represented ourselves. So into my inner child, wellies and the Loch I went!
I was interested in how my behaviour could create ripples. I set an intention there and then to create positive ripples through my photography and coaching work and the resulting images became my first photography exhibition. The sixteen photos seen above were exhibited in three holistic health spaces around East London in 2016/2017.
The Plane Tree
A centre for mind and body therapies in Bethnal Green, East London.
A space dedicated to emotional well-being in Dalston, East London.
Husk Creative Space
A creative cafe and hub for the local community in Limehouse, East London.
Your thoughts and actions are like stones dropped into still waters, causing ripples to spread and expand as they move outward. The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine, and the choices you make can have far-reaching consequences. You can use the ripple effect to make a positive difference and spread waves of kindness that will wash over the world.
One act of charity, one thoughtful deed, or even one positive thought can pass from individual to individual, snowballing until it becomes a group movement or the ray of hope that saves someone’s life. Every transformation, just like every ripple, has a point of origin. You must believe in your ability to be that point of origin if you want to use the ripples you create to spread goodness.
Consider the effect of your thoughts and actions, and try to act graciously as much as possible. One of those ripples could become a tidal wave of love and kindness.
- Madisyn Taylor - www.dailyom.com
What Happens Next?
The Ripple Effect has become the name of my series of photo stories of where my actions take me. Please feel free to use the menus at the top of the page to view them.
This is my story. This is my life. This is my work. This is my art.
I look forward to witnessing yours 🙂