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.
Make sure you are the master of your device and not its servant.
Pay attention to the here and now, for life does not happen inside your head.
Spring ephemeral – Jack in the pulpit
Life does not happen on the TV, on your “smart” phone, or in your computer. It unspools from your heart, that rhythm instrument each of you humans possess, but sometimes forget. It arises from the feelings and emotions of your body. That is life! Feel it! Be one with it!
Attune your life to the rhythms of your body– the heart and breath, your earth, your sun and moon, our seasons. So many clues exist to help you order your waking and sleeping, your eating, your quiet and active times with perfect balance and health.
Yet you allow the gadget called the clock to order your day. You march to its beat, you obey it’s dictates. You have given it power to tell you when to sit, and when to move, when to eat when to sleep. Your body is not consulted. And your health declines.
You allow the big box with moving images and the shiny hand held blinking things to arrest your attention, to take you away from your power and flow, to distract you from your life’s purpose and the precious days and nights that make up your lifespan.
Someday, as it must, your lifespan will come to a close. Will you mourn those precious moments you spent in your head, ignoring the here and now, the countless hours on your “smart” shiny thing, the days and weeks mesmerized by the moving talking images that you will forget in a moment when the power is switched off? You yourself are ephemeral, your body will not last. How do you choose to spend your time?
Back away from the devices. Pay attention to your body, to nature, to your feelings. And live.