Sunday, 24 June 2012
Human Camera in Action
Stephen Wilshire from London has the nickname 'the living camera'. Stephen is autistic and lives in a world of his own. He did not speak until he was five years old. When he was 11 years told her drew a perfect ariel view of London after only one helicopter ride. The detail of his drawing proved to be correct - even the number of windows and location of buildings. The video abuse is giving evidence to show 'the living camera' in action in Rome.
Austism is a condition that many people do not feel comfortable to face because as with many labels, a cross section of society sees labels as a negative. As human beings we all have far more potential than we realise. However, many people have grown up being taken away from doing what they really want to do and even being put off from expressing their own truth.
Over my lifetime I have spoken with thousands of people with psychiatric labels and classified as not fitting into being 'normal' - however, unfortunately when there are people in the helping profession who do not have the ability to enable people to realise their inner strengths and talents, this is why we see the system disabling individuals and placing limitations on society.
With art work we can see and appreciate creative expression. The lesson being shared here is not art but the ability to see once and remember detail of locations and replicate this in a way that can be compared, to reveal that there is indeed a mind that has 'enhanced ability' that perhaps we can all learn from.
When someone has an autism label, our perception determines what this means. When anyone has a perceived or obvious physical, mental or verbal, limitation - not everyone considers that we all develop other strengths too. If the eductation system focus on enabling people with discovering natural talents and enhancing strengths, this would reflect in society.
Far too many people beleive they are not good enough. Far too many people are quick to look down on someone else or write off someone as having something positive to contribute because they have a label. Sometimes name calling can be debilitating and contribute to psychologically stunting people in their development, however still our inner process is not at a standstill.
Everyone has the opportunity to discover what is within and bring this forward in external expression. An active mind has a lot going on internally. Parents and teachers who influence children in their development. A nurturing and encouraging circle of influence at home, during schooling, peers and relationships is especially valuble in enabling expression. 'Special Schools' offer specialised attention to enhance the development of children.
A creative imagination is for a reason. Artists who are uniquely expressive or can replicate what is already existing, people, animals and locations are a reminder that our eye has the potential to see far more detail. Instead of seeing labels as being detrimental - as we see here with autism, this is showing special abilities that are to be amired and celebrated.
Seeing is beleiving. At one time Rome was without buildings - it has taken countless minds to create the city to be as it is today. To be able to take in all the detail of the buildings, windows and columns, roads and even the traffic is quite something and we are being shown here human potential, in the most unexpected way. Notice how relaxed Stephen is in this process.
Everyone has hidden talents and abilities. We are not meant to be the same. Our thinking process has developed uniquely according to our experience and genetic make up. The next time you see or hear of someone with seemingly limitations, just remember, everyone is here for a purpose and has something valuable to contribute to the world. Be inspired by this video and gallery.
Link to Stephen Witshire's gallery is posted below. Enjoy.
Peace, love and best wishes
Posted by Lady Pauline Maria