Beware! Does your shiny sleek blinking device deceive you and keep you from the life you might otherwise be living?
Your every move, every word cataloged, categorized, tracked. You become a subject in a huge experiment.
The world created and projected within your little object into your brain is meant to addict you and lure you away from the everyday world of feeling what you feel in your body and heart.
Do these examples describe you or someone you love?
Your device can pull you away from knowing at your core who you really are, your connection with nature and true connection with other flesh and blood human beings.
The costs can include forgetting how to truly listen to another, forgetting how to feel real empathy and compassion for others, not knowing how to navigate boredom through creativity, forgetting how to relate in intimate ways with those around you, and an ignoring of the reality around you.
Factor these costs in when you tote up price of your phone and service.
Does your shiny device scream “Look at me! Pay attention to me! I am more real than your so called reality. I can solve all your problems so easily! I can make you feel better with the swipe of a finger, a touch on a screen.”?
If any of this sounds like you, please reevaluate your relationship with your sleek and shiny device.