A human being is essentially a spirit-eye.
Whatever you really see, you are that.
This site is our manifestation of what we believe to be true and what we strive for every day. It is about the process of seeing and living. The product is an added extra. That’s why we called it Fresh New Day because every day is an opportunity to create what it is you want for yourself and to create the you you want to be.
We are interested in how people can develop and expand their potential. We believe this can be achieved by self-reflection, and the effects are enhanced when this is reinforced with a powerful image. It’s not that the image has to be of some action-packed news stopping event, rather an image that is powerful in evoking an emotional response or perhaps a memory.
Our vision is to document our year in words and images, to explore the learning that can only be found by looking closely at aspects of our lives. We invite you to do the same – to explore your life through images and words – we think you’ll be surprised and delighted at the riches you will discover.
Are you wondering who we are now that you know a bit more about what we are trying to achieve?
Our names are Marica Sevelj and Lynsey Gedye. We are a husband and wife team, with ‘team’ being the operative word. After years of being invisible collaborators in each other’s projects, it’s fantastic to finally collaborate – visibly and visually – in a project we’ve talked about and planned together for so long.
We are both passionate learners and communicators so it is no wonder we were drawn together even if it took a while for us to find each other. We view ourselves as explorers of the world and we are constantly seeking how we can make the most of every day both for ourselves and others. We aspire to leave this world changed for the better in some way because of our presence.
We believe learning to ‘see’ is a vital skill in being able to live a rich and fulfilling life.
We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes … Our looking is perfected every day – but we see less and less.
Millions of people, unseeing, joyless, bluster through life in their half sleep, hitting, kicking, and killing what they have barely perceived. They have never learned to SEE, or they have forgotten that man has eyes to SEE, to experience.
Looking and seeing both start with sense perception, but there the similarity ends.
The purpose of “looking” is to survive, to cope, to manipulate, to discern what is useful, agreeable, or threatening to the Me, what enhances or what diminishes the Me. This we are trained to do from our first day.
When, on the other hand, I SEE – suddenly I am all eyes, I forget this Me, am liberated from it and dive into the reality of what confronts me, become part of it, participate in it.
Franck. F. (1973). The Zen of Seeing (pp.3-6). New York: Vintage Books.
Thank you for stopping by.
We hope your time spent here has been interesting and uplifting and that in some small way we have stimulated you to go and ‘see’ your world. Feel it. Use all your senses every day and be aware that you are using them. Notice what happens as a result.
Please visit again. Leave a comment or two. We’d love that.