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379: So This is Christmas. And How Are You by David Cain of Raptitude

2016-12-24 | 🔗

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.

Episode 379: So This is Christmas. And How Are You by David Cain of Raptitude (Mindful Living & Peacefulness).

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if you knew here's where i read to you from some of the best personal development and minimalism blogs i can find without the permission of course thinking giant ongoing audio books of amazing essays i'll help you live a more meaningful life and to his post is christmas related and comes from a great writer davy kane rather to duck and i know we all have a lot going on during the holidays somebody get right to the post and start optimizing your life so this christmas and how are you but he became a rapid too dark com it's christmas time and even though the holiday season is lauded as a time of giving and thinking about others is also a time when people end up thinking about state of their own lives for overlapping reasons this time of year often trigger some pretty heavy self reflection whether or not we want to call it that and household around the world some common scenarios are poised to unfold as a holiday season roles in as the average person spending its appeal
this time of year we often think about our finances and how they got to be that way is this one onto your visa card will carry over a balance or is that every month many people praying find themselves sitting across the dinner table from someone with whom is a history that might be touchy at best old wounds can surface as well as the reasons behind them especially with a bit of wine with the season liberation of salvation army santa's and world vision commercials we sometimes find ourselves in an uncomfortable reflection about what we actually contribute to society and the people in our community duty the channel when so this is christmas comes on over images of having children how do you feel about that in token we often can help reflect on what kind of family member we ve been dear and in years past any lingering disappointment with regard to the fulfilment of familiar roles and arson about others and others about ourselves and in our ourselves about ourselves tense reach head in december for some reason as well
our friends and relatives we haven't seen in a few years we sometimes can help the compare our progress in the realms of career family oh running the company now oh they still seeing what's her face no yeah things are tools great with me actually i'm now assistant had major a food additive development and there are a lot of deadlines to meet not the least of which is getting our shopping done industry it may be an especially hectic time at work too we have gathered to attend and expectations to me combined he stressors with the insane number of people on the roads and in the stores not to mention the and laws in the guest room and people can we levels of anxiety they may not experience at all during the other eleven months famously nearly every one ends up eating and drinking too much and become acutely aware of the lurking self control problems nearly all of us have sometimes you'll find myself chain eating from a bowl of old candy haines mass produced sticks of low grade sugar from which
dr zero joy just because as their honest to god candy keynes as a natural reflex to these collective urges to stuff our faces and spend control we begin talking about new year's resolutions which gives us thinking about it exactly what it is we can't stand about ourselves some those were moved enough to take a stab at a higher change these it looks like a clean slate is just around the corner but if it is why can it only begin in january and as a bad rob to all his personal links this is the time of year one consumerism mushrooms from its eu around casual inanity to become the grotesque and he will abomination we know as christmas shopping season regular people per se by some sinister magic emanating from the television trample on elbow their way through others to get a better deal on a blu ray players in the next guy if you're somehow well to say level headed throughout this truly engineered winter orgy it's hard not to get a bit cynical above all day
yet amidst all the retail and social chaos most of us will also find ourselves at one moment or another during the season recognised an unusual clarity what and who are truly most important in our lives welcomed the end of the year is a natural times look at who you are where you're headed and what you been up to all this time my question is how are you doing right now i really liked oh don't answer oh good or not so great be specific what are you finding hard in your life at this very moment what about you how do you feel a need to change think about it and share it air whatever's on your mind it does to be about your troubles necessarily much more simple to you right now my share this a few reasons first of all as much as chris mrs portrayed in our culture is a joyful fulfilling season for a lot of people a particularly difficult time of year with all the festivities and expectations of christmas sometimes we don't have a place where we feel comfortable saying so
secondly this sum of year many people find themselves acting roles where they tend primarily to the needs of others whether its answer most our hostess give giver a romantic partner apparent or a retail employee with all the seasonal in this going on its common it becomes so preoccupied with the needs of other people that we forget attend ourselves it's also covering just to no one on other people's minds which we might otherwise be these two with so much going on so tell me how life you just to the post titled so this is christmas and how are you by david kane of rapture to dot com miles i can't gains hydro actually hate them i just want to eat them they look nice oh yes and i totally agree and occurs you to answer his question you can write the comments on this post which i believe to old podcast our com but
also really like to see our little a wealthy family answer this in our facebook family testa the optimal living daily podcast facebook group you can search for it or the short link is old podcast outcome such facebook and thou redirecting there in two hours episode relates to this can be a sort of special episode isn't it isn't i'll be right from a regular site i read right here on the show but his written by guest author and has a little ask any kind of like what i'm doing right now and if you're on facebook could be grave to participate in that one too yes vague in this policy making too much sense so for now if you're not part of our little facebook grew family it be great if you join because any could participate in wanting to be reading tomorrow and this one to today you can additives questions to find the facebook group again to search for optimal living daily podcast in facebook or the short cut linked i'll take you right there's old podcast art com slush facebook and that effort a merry christmas eve and i ll be here on christmas day tomorrow ready to of course have a great
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