This is a magazine that explores various ordinary moments in life that many of us fail to notice.
Many moments in life can inspire us and make us re-examine life and the world. At the same time, it is also our memory, which makes us more motivated and meaningful in life. We may be too busy with our daily routines and responsibilities, or too distracted by the fast-paced and materialistic culture that surrounds us, to notice the subtle spiritual dimensions of our experiences.
The practice of mindfulness is used to cultivate an awareness and appreciation of the present moment, no matter how ordinary or mundane it may seem. By becoming more mindful, we can learn to recognize the sacredness and beauty that exists in every moment of our lives and develop a deeper sense of gratitude and connection with the world around us.
This magazine is called “Setsuna”, which is the Romanized pronunciation of the Japanese word for “split second”. This word came from a Buddhist term which was imported from the Chinese language but originated in India. I aim to break through language barriers and convey the feeling of "Setsuna" through visual language.
It is designed to guide readers through a logical layout of articles, leading them gradually from seeing, understanding, delving deeper, empathizing, reflecting, and ultimately trying. While the result may not necessarily bring about any substantial changes, if the shared photos can touch readers and inspire them to record the beauty of life, then that is a successful first step. In the process of mindfulness, the journey is often more important than the immediate experience.