Yesterday was a beautiful teaching for me. I was able to see how truly plugged in and reliant I am on my phone. I can multi-task on it. I can connect with others. As I sat waiting for things to download and update I got to experience my anxious self worrying about returning emails, calls, to-do lists, etc. It's been forever since I haven't had a phone attached to my life. I remember the good ole' days of rotary phones with a cord long enough to keep your family in ear shot of your conversation. This is how I grew up. We left the house. We lived our lives. We came back home and whoever was trying to reach us eventually did.
As yesterday wore on, I was able to see how 'addicted' I was to my phone. It was actually rather alarming. In light of this Universal truth moment I felt compelled to notice how I get sucked into being constantly connected. I want to live the most amazing life and to truly be present for it. As I move forward creating my dreams and crafting an amazing life, I want to be able to pause in the stillness and give thanks for a moment to catch my breath. I want to hear those around me sharing their lives. I want to see them...really see them in front of me. I want to taste life. I want to be able to be present enough to hold a space of love. I want to be so enthralled that I can't help but be immersed in joy.
Perhaps the first step is realizing a phone addiction is admitting that we see a dissonance? The subtle incongruence of fully participating in our lives. I see the disconnect and honor it. I feel the opportunity to create something deeper. I honor myself and notice without judgement and shame. I appreciate life offering me this little lesson. How will you stay connected today? What feels best in your life? I think I am ready to power down so I can power up in other ways.
May You Sweetly Seek:)