Event professional Nadia Dara Diskavets, owner of nadia d photography, travels the world capturing some of the most beautiful event and wedding photography we’ve ever seen. Living by the motto ‘Life is a journey and I intend to make it a good one,’ Nadia exemplifies living with passion while balancing inner peace that we just can’t help but be drawn to.
Nadia recently shared her thoughts on life as a busy photographer and why she meditates. We found her words most compelling. And hope her words inspire you towards the practice of meditation as much as they did us!
Why I meditate:
It’s been a packed day. I’m flying out tomorrow to shoot a big job, and my to do list for today is scary long and convoluted: emails, proposals, assistants to manage, logistics to figure out, decisions to make. I’ve started at 8:30. By afternoon, my brain is fried. I feel exhaustion setting in and everything starts to blend in. That’s when I stop. I’m going to give myself 10 minutes to pause. But instead of staring at social media or otherwise kill my time, I close my eyes and say my Mantra. Slowly, over and over until my brain quiets down. Thoughts still come to my mind, but I gently replace them with mantra. My mind now is familiar with it, and is excited to rest. I’m going to allow it to do so. It’s like clearing the cache on your computer and dumping the trash bin. All of the junk that has been spinning in there all day is clearing away. 10 minutes. I know I should do 20, but today, this is all I can do. And it’s better than nothing. Once I open my eyes, I feel focused again. The chaos subsides. Thoughts start aligning again. This will give me a few more hours of energy and brain power to finish all of my tasks.