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Timelapse Explorers

Explore transient hypo frontality - "Stepping beyond oneself"

Empowering imagination through 'Deep Now' contemplation - in a state of perpetual presence. 

 As we are aware of our state we are able to disengage our prefrontal cortex to experience transient hypo frontality, becoming unaware of our 'self', the narrative surrounding "who i am", we make a 'subject object shift' regarding our version of "me, myself and us". We step beyond anxieties attempting precognition of the future, depressions based on now fabricated stories of the past; we are no longer thinking about thinking. Transient hypo frontality, to be engaged in perpetual presence, to be in harmony, to resonate with "flow".

'Deep Now' be still as a mountain and fluid as an ocean.

Timelapse Explorers, dislocate in the age of screens, pause in the space in between; step beyond the chorus. Find universal meaning in specific incidence, explore. 

"The cure for anything is saltwater - sweat, tears, or the sea" Isak Denison

 

Why paddling?

Paddling, why paddling, it's freedom, in the space in between, drifting, dancing, taking space to breath, a time node, a pause. Time to regroup, to inhale, immersed in nature, unobstructed, beyond the noise of days and the drone inherit in the mundane, a low hum that permeates everything, and gathers steam as every hour passes folded into its maze, the trance when we are disengaged from the now, lost in narrative of what is to come and or sheltering ourselves from time past. To be out paddling is to be present to the now, engaged in skilled attention, in harmony with the environment, seeing each moment for what it is, a present, a gift, an opportunity to have empathy for your future self by simply being present in the now.

 

Its the textures on the ocean, the ever changing conditions, each path unique; think the freedom of cycling, without the cars, the adventure of mountain biking, where the ground moves, and forgives. It's the whole scene, the silhouettes of the shoreline cast on a far off backdrop. Swirling currents, layers upon layers, entangled swells, guiding the boat side to side, an interface, a matrix like topographic map, each prospective trail a first, and never to be repeated, with the wind as an near invisible agent, guiding as it pleases, from a nudge, to a unassailable force,

"we came in with the dust, and we leave with the wind",

out on the ocean, you are quietly reminded of this with every stroke, you are a guest, but you are always welcome, the ocean will meet you where you are at, and in doing so, she will reveal within you everything you need to know. From your darkest dark from which you must see through to the cracks, as Cohen says, "they let the light in", to a sense of pure joy, an awareness you are alive, defiantly dancing in the space in between.

 

 

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 "Flow states have been typically associated with artists and athletes: contemplative and mystical states  belonged to seekers and saints: and psychedelic states were mostly sampled by hippies and ravers. But over the past decade, thanks to advances in brain science, we've been able to pull back the curtain and discover that these seemingly unrelated phenomena share remarkable neurobiological similarities. Regular waking consciousness has a predictable and consistent signature in the brain: widespread activity in the prefrontal cortex, brainwaves in the high frequency beta range, and the steady drip, drip, of stress chemicals like norepinephrine and cortisol. During the states we;re describing, this signature shifts markedly. Instead of a widespread activity of prefrontal cortex, we see specific parts of this region either light up and become hyperactive or power down and become hypoactive. At the same time, brainwaves slow from agitated beta to day dreamy alpha and deeper theta. Neurochemically, stress chemicals like norepinephrine and cortisol are replaced by performance enhancing, pleasure-producing compounds such as dopamine, endorphins, anadamide, serotonin, and oxytocin. So no matter how varied these states appear on the surface, their underlying neurobiological mechanisms - this is, the knobs and levers being tweaked in the brain-are the same. And this understanding allows us to tune altered states with newfound precision."

- 'Stealing fire' Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

 

. . .

 

"There are things you should learn. Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don’t wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is. Now, these skeletons are made of memories, dreams, and voices. And they can trap you in the in-between, between touching and becoming. But they’re not necessarily evil, unless you let them be. What you have to do is keep moving, keep walking, in step with your skeletons. They ain’t ever going to leave you, so you don’t have to worry about that. Your past ain’t going to fall behind, and your future won’t get too far ahead. Sometimes, though, your skeletons will talk to you, tell you to sit down and take a rest, breathe a little. Maybe they’ll make you promises, tell you all the things you want to hear. Sometimes your skeletons will dress up as beautiful Indian women and ask you to slow dance. Sometimes your skeletons will dress up as your best friend and offer you a drink, one more for the road. Sometimes your skeletons will look exactly like your parents and offer you gifts. But, no matter what they do, keep walking, keep moving. And don’t wear a watch. Hell, Indians never need to wear a watch because your skeletons will always remind you about the time. See, it is always now. That’s what Indian time is. The past, the future, all of it is wrapped up in the now. That’s how it is. We are all trapped in the now."

- Sherman Alexi "The lone ranger and tonto fist fight in heaven'

. . .

"when you take time out of the picture you have all the time you need"

- Jason Silva 'we are receivers'

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"When we pause machines they stop. When you press the pause button with humans they start. You begin to reflect, you start to rethink your assumptions. You start to reimagine what is possible. You start to reconnect with your most deeply held beliefs. Once you have done that you can start to reimagine a better path"

- Thomas L. Friedman 'Thank you for being late'

. . .

"In each pause I hear the call"

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

. . .

What matters most is what you do with the pause. It's not what you know, it's what you do with what you know.

. . .

Time-lapse

adjective

denoting the photographic technique of taking a sequence of frames at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time, enabling us to observe time "pass by".

The remembrance of time past; time-elapsed. 

Explorer

ex·plor·er

ikˈsplôrər/

noun

a person who explores an unfamiliar area; an adventurer.

"a polar explorer"

synonyms:travelerdiscoverer, voyager, adventurer;

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"{A} photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real: it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.

 

- Susan Sontag

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"it has always been the regular state of things. There is no clarity, no relief. At the end of all rationality, there is simply the need to decide and the faith to live {love} through, to endure."

- Ken Lui The Regular

 

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Timelapse Explorers

Explore transient hypo frontality - "Stepping beyond oneself"

Empowering imagination through 'Deep Now' contemplation - in a state of perpetual presence. 

 As we are aware of our state we are able to disengage our prefrontal cortex to experience transient hypo frontality, becoming unaware of our 'self', the narrative surrounding "who i am", we make a 'subject object shift' regarding our version of "me, myself and us". We step beyond anxieties attempting precognition of the future, depressions based on now fabricated stories of the past; we are no longer thinking about thinking. Transient hypo frontality, to be engaged in perpetual presence, to be in harmony, to resonate with "flow".

'Deep Now' be still as a mountain and fluid as an ocean.

Timelapse Explorers, dislocate in the age of screens, pause in the space in between; step beyond the chorus. Find universal meaning in specific incidence, explore. 

"The cure for anything is saltwater - sweat, tears, or the sea" Isak Denison

 

Why paddling?

Paddling, why paddling, it's freedom, in the space in between, drifting, dancing, taking space to breath, a time node, a pause. Time to regroup, to inhale, immersed in nature, unobstructed, beyond the noise of days and the drone inherit in the mundane, a low hum that permeates everything, and gathers steam as every hour passes folded into its maze, the trance when we are disengaged from the now, lost in narrative of what is to come and or sheltering ourselves from time past. To be out paddling is to be present to the now, engaged in skilled attention, in harmony with the environment, seeing each moment for what it is, a present, a gift, an opportunity to have empathy for your future self by simply being present in the now.

 

Its the textures on the ocean, the ever changing conditions, each path unique; think the freedom of cycling, without the cars, the adventure of mountain biking, where the ground moves, and forgives. It's the whole scene, the silhouettes of the shoreline cast on a far off backdrop. Swirling currents, layers upon layers, entangled swells, guiding the boat side to side, an interface, a matrix like topographic map, each prospective trail a first, and never to be repeated, with the wind as an near invisible agent, guiding as it pleases, from a nudge, to a unassailable force,

"we came in with the dust, and we leave with the wind",

out on the ocean, you are quietly reminded of this with every stroke, you are a guest, but you are always welcome, the ocean will meet you where you are at, and in doing so, she will reveal within you everything you need to know. From your darkest dark from which you must see through to the cracks, as Cohen says, "they let the light in", to a sense of pure joy, an awareness you are alive, defiantly dancing in the space in between.

 

 

. . .

 "Flow states have been typically associated with artists and athletes: contemplative and mystical states  belonged to seekers and saints: and psychedelic states were mostly sampled by hippies and ravers. But over the past decade, thanks to advances in brain science, we've been able to pull back the curtain and discover that these seemingly unrelated phenomena share remarkable neurobiological similarities. Regular waking consciousness has a predictable and consistent signature in the brain: widespread activity in the prefrontal cortex, brainwaves in the high frequency beta range, and the steady drip, drip, of stress chemicals like norepinephrine and cortisol. During the states we;re describing, this signature shifts markedly. Instead of a widespread activity of prefrontal cortex, we see specific parts of this region either light up and become hyperactive or power down and become hypoactive. At the same time, brainwaves slow from agitated beta to day dreamy alpha and deeper theta. Neurochemically, stress chemicals like norepinephrine and cortisol are replaced by performance enhancing, pleasure-producing compounds such as dopamine, endorphins, anadamide, serotonin, and oxytocin. So no matter how varied these states appear on the surface, their underlying neurobiological mechanisms - this is, the knobs and levers being tweaked in the brain-are the same. And this understanding allows us to tune altered states with newfound precision."

- 'Stealing fire' Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

 

. . .

 

"There are things you should learn. Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don’t wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is. Now, these skeletons are made of memories, dreams, and voices. And they can trap you in the in-between, between touching and becoming. But they’re not necessarily evil, unless you let them be. What you have to do is keep moving, keep walking, in step with your skeletons. They ain’t ever going to leave you, so you don’t have to worry about that. Your past ain’t going to fall behind, and your future won’t get too far ahead. Sometimes, though, your skeletons will talk to you, tell you to sit down and take a rest, breathe a little. Maybe they’ll make you promises, tell you all the things you want to hear. Sometimes your skeletons will dress up as beautiful Indian women and ask you to slow dance. Sometimes your skeletons will dress up as your best friend and offer you a drink, one more for the road. Sometimes your skeletons will look exactly like your parents and offer you gifts. But, no matter what they do, keep walking, keep moving. And don’t wear a watch. Hell, Indians never need to wear a watch because your skeletons will always remind you about the time. See, it is always now. That’s what Indian time is. The past, the future, all of it is wrapped up in the now. That’s how it is. We are all trapped in the now."

- Sherman Alexi "The lone ranger and tonto fist fight in heaven'

. . .

"when you take time out of the picture you have all the time you need"

- Jason Silva 'we are receivers'

. . .

"When we pause machines they stop. When you press the pause button with humans they start. You begin to reflect, you start to rethink your assumptions. You start to reimagine what is possible. You start to reconnect with your most deeply held beliefs. Once you have done that you can start to reimagine a better path"

- Thomas L. Friedman 'Thank you for being late'

. . .

"In each pause I hear the call"

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

. . .

What matters most is what you do with the pause. It's not what you know, it's what you do with what you know.

. . .

Time-lapse

adjective

denoting the photographic technique of taking a sequence of frames at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time, enabling us to observe time "pass by".

The remembrance of time past; time-elapsed. 

Explorer

ex·plor·er

ikˈsplôrər/

noun

a person who explores an unfamiliar area; an adventurer.

"a polar explorer"

synonyms:travelerdiscoverer, voyager, adventurer;

. . .

"{A} photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real: it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.

 

- Susan Sontag

. . .

"it has always been the regular state of things. There is no clarity, no relief. At the end of all rationality, there is simply the need to decide and the faith to live {love} through, to endure."

- Ken Lui The Regular