The nature of the spiritual quest is a shift in perspective that allows us to see how things are without being overwhelmed and undone. We see into the heart of things, grasp the nature of things, know what is true and what is also true, and are essentially okay with that knowledge. The camera can become a tool and a metaphor for the perspective shift that transforms our being in the world. It is not the photograph that is the reason for our photography, but the seeing, the perceiving, the "getting it." We have the possibility of seeing through the viewfinder what the guy saw when the Buddha held up the flower. Every scene is a potential "doorway of perception." It's a matter of orientation and intention, awareness and attention.