In 2003, I began a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Through a regimen of meticulous observation, daily writing and a simple life-style I learned how to blaze a trail toward truth and happiness. This book chronicles how and what I learned through a collection of 100 musings, essays, poems and meditations.
Written in a manner akin to the parables of Jesus Christ and the free flowing prose of Elbert Herbert's White Hyacinths, the lost man chronicles relays a depth of understanding similar to that conveyed by the likes of Lao-tse, the Bhagavad-Gita, Plato, and Nietzsche.
The lost man chronicles is a modern day testament to one man's journey to become re-immersed in a world which has been lost in the glare of modern convenience and commercial contrivances. Each passage explores a passage toward enlightenment, toward awareness, and ultimately toward rediscovering the meaning of life.
Simple to read and easy to understand, the lost man chronicles is accessible to all and is bound to have profound impact on those who read it.
Entry 1 (of 100)
losing thy self
i am a man who has lost his self. one no longer another amongst all the others, but an entity which is one with the world.
amalgamated into this universal wonder i am apt to wander through like a molecule brushing up against others, floating, swirling, lingering when i am cold, frantic when i am not.
sometimes, from a distance, i may seem indistinguishable, but look a little closer and, and you'll discover i'm unique.
in my purest form i am energy. but when i use my self through mortal toil i am apt to waste both time and space, to channel my self through and towards no means necessary, to err merely for the sake of escaping ennui.
this is why i have lost my self. because i want to know me, i want to know purity, the untainted possibilities of being nothing, yet everything, again.
"the less there is of you, the more you experience the sublime." Joseph Campbell
Lorenzo is an expert and author on street photography, and an award-winning street photographer. As the Photography Examiner for New York for the Examiner.com, Lorenzo chronicles what’s up, what’s new and what’s notable in the world of photography in NYC. In 2008, he was chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist and he became the best-selling author of 25 Lessons I’ve Learned (about photography). Since taking up digital photography in 2005, his photography has been featured in fotoMAGAZIN, Germany's premier photo magazine, and his photos have been cited and published by over 350 other blogs, websites, and print publications. Today, Lorenzo has over 30,000 photographs on flickr.com—where his photos have been seen over 6 million times and where he ranks as one of the site's most popular photographers. He has been called an "Internet photography sensation" by Time Out New York and is considered a "Flickr star" by Rob Walker, Consumed columnist, for the New York Times.
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