[Revised on: 11-8-11]
Have you attempted to write a poetic-prose about the self? It's not as easy as it may seem. Especially when you try to achieve some brand of order to keep from confusing your audience. You want it to leave this permanent imprint on the reader. Sort of pull the reader in and enclose 'em within its literary curtains. Initially, I philosophised this in solitude, so adapting it to suit the reader poses as a severe struggle. Do read on.
I am the 3rd element. This self-actualization philosophy was conceived shortly after conducting a self-shoot this past Saturday, 7-23-2011. To those of you who are unaware, water is, accepted by most as the 3rd element. The number 3 stands as a symbol of luck and is, indeed, most favorite number for many more reasons that need not be mentioned. Well, I suppose it would permit room for a better understanding if I did mention a few. The number 3, in many cases, symbolizes the unity of the mind, body and the spirit. This significance has held relevance consistent throughout history, but to me it symbolizes my pursuit of self-enlightenment, as well as self-fulfilment and my need to establish a stronger bond between the self and the self-that-examines-the-self. The-self-that-examines-the-self, to me, is an alias for the spirit. Furthermore, the element water, I feel, is representative of the fluidity of thoughts and emotions. I feel and express my emotions as freely as they come to me. Hence, I am primarily governed by them, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Any emotion evoked involuntarily is fueled by passion; rendering it sincere. Conversely, any emotion evoked voluntarily is either false in a nature or a defense mechanism.
The number 3 is the second triangular number--the triangle, numerologically speaking, is symbolic of creativity, proportion and ascension; 3 key things I believe that I possess, as well as pursue. The triangle, also representative of sacred trinity: the mind, body and soul/spirit --the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit -- Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, etc.
I chose to revise this on my birth primarily because of the date: 11-8-11. 8 subtracted from 11 equates 3 and conversely, 11 subtracted from 8 equates -3. The date, in itself, is golden.
Passion and sincerity are the most kingly of the virtues. To be passionate and to be sincere is to have strength. I am passionate. Overly. I often state that I am filled with enough passion to flood the Earth. I am an open-minded individual, therefore, my thoughts often imitate the natural-free-flow of water. Water, to most, pertains to the west. The west is also known as the direction of pure creativity. Thus, my creative prowess. I was primarily driven to conjure this philosophy due to the blue-ish undertone in these photographs. lol plus, I photographed these in my bathroom.