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1924: Moments Can't Be Captured by David Cain of Raptitude on Living in the Moment & Mindfulness

2021-03-18 | 🔗

David Cain of Raptitude reminds us that moments can't be captured.

Episode 1924: Moments Can't Be Captured by David Cain of Raptitude on Living in the Moment & Mindfulness

David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became his megaphone for his thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to his life ever since. In 2013, he left his day job to write full time.

The original post is located here: https://www.raptitude.com/2009/07/moments-cant-be-captured/

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This is optimal living daily episode. Nineteen twenty four moments can't be captured by David Kane of Raptor to dock arm and I'm just a moloch welcome back to optimal living daily or the O elder podcast, or welcome for the first time of renew here does where I read to you from some of the best blogs I can find and get permission from mostly covering personal development and minimalism on this show. A real, quick thanks to anchor for hosting this pod cast anchor is the easiest way to make upon cast they'll distributor podcast for you, so it can be heard everywhere: Spotify Apple, podcast, Google, podcast and many more. You can easily make money from your bike ass to with no minimum listener. Ship anger gives you everything you need in one place for free, but you can use right from your phone or computer creation tools like recording Eddie, you're podcast, so it sounds great download the anchor up or go to anchor dot fm to get started now, scary to it as our optimizing, your life
moments can't be captured by day became of raptor to dot com. By six o clock. On a Sunday night, the streets of inner mere were deserted, whose early fall the middle of dead season for a scares town. I was trotting down to the highway to hitchhike back up. The mountain to the resort where I live and work in it rain earlier and the damn streets were glowing With one final hour of sun before a Dutch behind the mountains, I spent a day and our alone on what was as much RO, taking its version as a grocery run, walking along silent residential street. I passed an overgrown, picket fence peered. Rosalie into the adjacent yard and saw something that, may me stop not six feet away. Female dear was dining on someone's flower bed. Now dear a British Columbia, then strangely unafraid of people in the town of investor rare to ever be this close to one
it must have known. I was there, but it wasn't alarmed by my presence, major stared ass. If to if I may, to join her. She lifted her head from the flower bed and looked at me with a wilted per flower hanging from her mouth and my camera, was already right in my hand, I paused and suddenly felt earnings Eddie swell inside me, even just carefully flip, all my camera raise it for a fellow might scared away from such a priceless Photoshop I didn't know what to do so. I can t do not move a muscle while stressing about how to get this photo. She caught her head and looked at me curiously, like I was just some strange awkward dear. I just about burst out laughing at this point I decided there would be no picture and suddenly felt a tremendous relief I'll just watch and not worry about trying to take this moment with.
She Doktor had head back in the mess of frost, ravage flowers and continued showing for a moment, as I looked on probably smiling so pleased to know that this spectacle was just for me after a while. She walked away on hurriedly, but not aimlessly, much more akin to a person than a deer I recovered from my trance and headed down to some arrived before. The sun was gone achieved quickly, pulled over. I jumped in my thoughts about the dear all the way up, but I didn't mention it to the driver. He was easy going maintenance guy up on the resort. We talked about football when I arrived home, Let us not telling my friends either those over. There was just a story. Now they never be altered. She ate how magical I was. There would probably say: oh cool and somehow the whole experience would become that much less cool to me. So I kept experience Malta, myself now, I think of it, might never actually ever told anybody
seven years ago, those just something so fulfilling about not trying to cash in on it by telling story. I'm only relating it now because it illustrates the point I want to make so well the urge to all moments. Of that same. Kind of camera anxiety many times since I know, I'm not the only one of her other people talk about this This is something beautiful or touching, maybe a sunset and am all or a tearful speech urge arises to capture it. Was a camera? Look what's happening don't let it get away. Sometimes we want so badly. Sure remarkable moment in progress, though, introducing necessary anxiousness to our experience of it. Anxiety is a dead, give away that we are not entirely present for it, because half hour attend and is in later mode. I need, to save this, my need, for later, not just now many times been entirely present in these special moment, because I'm
certain that I won't get a good shot. I flip the camera on switch. The right said things, shuffled right, angle and hope it silver workable by time. I'm ready to take the picture. I really think about. That impulse myths coin arrogant one. What I'm really trying to do is oh that moment, so it can show it off to others or perhaps indulge in a later whenever I feel like I want to steal Those bears and archways and waterfalls from pc the Montreal or Mexico and hoard them in my computer, as if that would actually make them mine so many of my photo albums are full of exactly that: debt images of mountains, beaches, trees and buildings. That all humbled me when I was actually in their presence, but none of which confer any of that magic through their portraits, wholly enjoy them in real time before I took my camera as they show a series of travel, pictures to friends and family, usually most get flip through without mullahs
a comment from anyone just another palm tree or per and waving more church stable problems only get looked at once it at the time. I promise felt like I'll, somehow immortalizing my experience now, I won't knocked the remarkable ability. Good photographers have to communicate volumes with an incredible photograph. I think capturing a moment is largely a myth, a capture image can invoke torrents of emotion and suggest a touching narrative, but it can't take you back to the moment, especially if you weren't there in the first place, good pictures, duple all sorts of compelling emotions, opinions and stories out of our brains, different ones from differ viewers, but those are all just projections, Assumptions about the moment the picture came from, some may be appropriate mothers completely misplaced them all self was over as soon as it happened. We don't always need souvenirs, how maize,
it would be if we can let the experience itself be enough. However, on or short it may be, and let go of the need to try and make a possession of it. Towards the sun, go down when it pleases to leave the water all where we found it to let the dear slunk away into the trees without a trace. When that be the ultimate acknowledgement that It was indeed amazing. A former girlfriend was fond of saying in our most blissful moments. I wish we could bottle this. I knew exactly what she meant. The lovely thought. Sometimes a moment was just so perfect need be struck with the notion that most of the rest of life can live up to it and to be nice to have a little stash of that beauty and bless for later on closer examination, that common sentiment is tinged with fear. The fear that the experience will soon be lost and, of course, had more was will be. I wanted to bottle it too, but you can't be flow. One. It flows and there's nothing in the world that can contain it so
you'd better, really be there when it does beautiful so the post titled moments can't be captured by Davy Kane of rather too dark com. I mention this a while back I've been using a natural face here on four men every day after my shower has been helping, my dry skin that I've heard firm as long as I can remember, I never bought special lotions or Sierra because they rarely work or they have questionable ingredients. But I came across Caldera labs, the good it was named by Jake you, as the best natural facie arm for men, is made from twenty seven active plants or animals. This is nontoxic. One hundred percent from plants. Make my skin look and feel really smooth and fresh, and not just me, but inner clinical trial. Ninety six, Percent of men saw healthier skin.
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in some cases, but if that's what we keep focusing on in very important moments of our lives, then what exactly are, we doing, like you said, is either that were experiencing a fear of losing that moment forever or we feel a need to get meaning from it by sharing it with others, and also those could actually ruin them. Literally by making the dear run away in his example or just by not take in an thoroughly enough, but really it completely defeats the purpose of trying to lock it in forever. If you're not taking it all it for me, you'll rarely. Finally, taking a picture. Our photographic memory or anything, but some of those best moments in life. I feel like, I can still see them and I think it helps that not only I feel like I'm seeing glimpses of the memory, but also the actual feeling of it, like the smell, the touch things that don't come with a photograph. So all this It's not a photos are bad arguments but like Primo
raising in life with moderation, hopefully, were not always looking to take a photo this assembly, enjoying a great moment so enjoy the moment this moment thank you for being here listening every day. That's the only way have been able to continue doing. This is why you clicking that follow or subscribers then coming back to listen. So thank you. It means a lot I'll be back tomorrow. Reading to you wear off of my life, I'll wait,
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