Experiencing the world around us through the lenses of our own eyes
With everything moving at extremely high pace around us – technology changes, economic changes around the globe, business, time, we no longer take time to appreciate our present, where we live today. Instead, our minds are focused and hungry to know what will be happening to us in the future – where we are going to live, where we are going to work and how much money we are going to make. IN the meantime, life is happening around us, in the present, only we are too busy to notice everything and everyone around us. But, why? How do we do not understand that we would never return into our present to relive it again? We are so focused on capturing world and people around us on film or digital media, just to review or not review images captured at a later time. However, we miss an opportunity to appreciate the same magical moments at a particular point in time when these moments actually take place. For example, nothing can replace smelling the ocean, hearing its powerful waves hitting the shore, feeling the breeze and salt-infused water drops landing on your face warmed by sun on a beautiful summer day as you are sitting with your toes buried in a warm white sand at the beach. You cannot capture the feeling that you feel inside in the example shared earlier on the digital image or movie. Yes, the picture would certainly look nice, but that unique feeling of actually being there cannot be replicated and relived again. Why? Because, it’s in the past, and instead of us being in the moment, appreciating our present when it was taking place, we were busy focusing on the future – capturing nice looking images to review at a later time. It’s like capturing fireworks on camera. The experience of actually being there in person and seeing and hearing fireworks with your own eyes and ears will not replace or can capture fireworks taking place real-time. We now live in the world where we experience life through the lenses of our smartphones vs. our own eyes. People often fight for the best spot in a room, just so they can capture better pictures and be closer to the action with less people blocking their view. Then, we try to capture everything we can on video, while missing on the experience of actually being there and living through the moment at that point in time.
Now, it’s important to note that I am not suggesting that we should stop taking pictures or capturing videos of special and beautiful moments as we go through life. I think that it’s important to capture your memories and review them later in life. However, I think there’s a difference between taking 1-2 pictures or capture few seconds or minutes of a particular event on video, and then living through and experiencing life’s events while being fully present, while being in a moment, versus creating a requirement in your mind to capture everything from beginning to the end on camera, and live in a digital world with real-life passing right by us. Additionally, we can capture our memories and our experiences stored in our mind on paper at any time. Whereby, reading what we’ve captured will recreate an experience that we’ve lived through at a specific point in time, with our mind generating a visual of that experience. This way not only we are able to capture how we felt at a particular moment, but also recreate an exact visual picture that we have experienced through the lenses of our own eyes. Give it a try, live in the present, and appreciate every minute in a real-time.