What Holds YOU Back? Request for questions


“If we become addicted to the external, our interiority will haunt us. We will become hungry with hunger no image, person, or deed can still. To be wholesome, we must remain truthful to our vulnerable complexity.” (John O’Donahue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom)

Maybe you’re feeling a little disconnected from your own self. Maybe your own complexity feels terribly overwhelming sometimes. 

It happens. No harm. No foul. 

But now that you’ve seen that about yourself…you can never un-see it. We all know how that is.

So, what’s a person to do? 

There are so many good Ways, so much wisdom to help us back to the whole self. 

And lots of ways to get side tracked or confused.  


I plan on writing a weekly blog that addresses questions and concerns that you all have in addition to my own musings and journey for cultivating ongoing wholeness and health, the fullest integration of my various aspects I can muster. 

So I really want to know, what do you feel gets in YOUR way? 

What holds you back? 

What would YOU like to change, want support in changing? 

What questions do you have about how to proceed on the path to remaining true to your own vulnerable complexity? 

What confuses or perplexes you? 

Do you try to establish good habits and then feel them fall away and wonder how to maintain them? 

Do you think that meditation is an act of DOING, just one more pesky thing to cross off your already very full to-do list? 

Do you feel a certain tyranny that your cell phone holds over you and sometimes wonder where all your time has gone? 

Have you read every self-improvement book on the shelf and still wonder why things feel kind of fucked up? 

There are no small or stupid questions. The only bad questions are the ones that go un-asked. 

Please send me your questions here in the comments or if you want a more private communication, send me an email or private message. 

Your questions will be the fuels that inspires new articles in my website and for a new weekly project on Medium

Make an amazing week folks! 

I can’t wait to see your questions and hear your thoughts. 

May you all find peace and fully become the artists of your lives you truly are.

 🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏼🙏🏿🙏🏻🦄❤🎈

Hillary 

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Author: Hillary Johnson

A photographer and writer with over 25 years experience finding the decisive, under-the-apparent-reality- moment and capturing it on film and in writing for international press, magazines, newspapers including the Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor and agencies such as The Associated Press, AFP, and Gamma Liaison. My work is in private and corporate collections. I was an artist in residence at Polaroid. I've created original and innovative advertising images for Leo Burnett etc. Today, I'm working exclusively in analog media using film, doing hand processing and printing. Using Leica and a funny array of Holga-type and two and a quarter type cameras. I'm currently available for portraits and projects for social good. This I believe: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." I believe as Cartier-Bresson did, in technique and the ineffable. To shoot without thinking, that a good photograph is a result of an improvisation between the world and the photographer. One must put one's whole heart and mind into play and see what comes. Whatever it is, that moment is sacred and will never come again. Making a photograph is a contemplative act, a spiritual practice.

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