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Moments are so fleeting that most of the time we don’t even realize how they pass us by every second.
Our head is so busy thinking about something important we need to do next week or over-analyzing something a person said who isn’t even close to us.
The constant chatter in our mind leads to the point that we only have a few moments in our lives we actually like to capture.
Our mind constantly causes us to believe that those moments are rare.
Out of this belief we are holding on so tightly to those rare moments and trying everything to make them memorable for us for the time when life gets busy again.
The number one thing that comes to mind to capture moments: taking pictures or videos.
And then post those pictures on our preferred social media app.
It’s deeply inherited in our minds that the only way to capture a beautiful moment is by taking pictures.
And that these pictures need to be more than perfect to compete with others.
That’s a lot of pressure for a moment that actually just wants to be felt.
The moments I wished would have last forever were when I was experiencing the raw beauty of nature, just very vibing atmospheres like city nights when the energy is just right, pure moments within my family when no one’s ego is active, when I am just feeling the music and dance to it or when I am supportive and supported.
Of course, there are still so many more examples. You can leave your favorite moments in the comments.
But what I realized was that in all those moments no thoughts were spinning around in my head.
Not even the thought of taking a photo. Or more so the NEED to take one.
What I want to say is that the best way to remember a moment is by simply experiencing it with your whole BEing.
The senses are very important for memory.
When we involve all our senses in a situation and truly take time not just to see something, but to feel, smell, touch, hear and sometimes even taste a moment, it has a way better chance to stay with us forever.
Becoming aware of what is going on around us AND inside of us forces us to become present.
Present with the essence and hence the whole beauty of what you are experiencing.
It’s not about what you are experiencing, it’s about how much of you is experiencing it. This shows very well that every single moment is special, we just don’t let ourselves experience it.
We limit ourselves by thinking that beautiful moments/feeling joy is rare when we actually have control over with how much intensity we live our life.
We can’t blame outer circumstances when we just need to be more open and present with the seconds passing us by.
Not to terrify us but to make us aware that life indeed ends.
Allowing that thought in more often and evaluating whether we live our lives with the same intensity that we neglect that thought.
A picture can never give you the whole range of a moment just literally a glimpse of it.
If you have a picture of a moment but didn’t experience it you cannot really connect to that situation anyway.
I’d like to share that, of course, I also love to take pictures or videos of meaningful moments especially to remember the small details that my mind will most likely forget over time.
But with taking into account what I just said, I encourage you to first give yourself a chance to actually make that moment meaningful to you and then take the picture, video, or whatever.
And if a moment is too fleeting to take a picture you can at least say you were fully present with your whole Being.
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Tell me in the comments about the moments you wished would last forever.
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