When you find yourself stuck in a place you can't get out of, you make one of two choices: fall down the valley of despair, or climb the mountain of hope. Ahmad Sayyed, an artist by choice, decided to use his undesirable surroundings with the hope that the valley he found himself in will eventually take him to the summit.
“To create is to think out of the box and to use whatever you have to do what you Love out of it.” “There are many prisons. One is the prison of the mind. At any moment I have the capacity to step out of the window of my situation by stopping and re-positioning my consciousness out and above my situation. When I view it as a detached observer, I am able to gain a fresh perspective and fresh air. Today, let me open the window of my mind.”
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx