Hello my fellow human Beings:
Look around you as you walk down a city street, sit in a waiting room or take public transit. What do you see?
People all around you are plugged in to some technological device or another. Whether they have headphones on listening to a music album, or checking emails or social media on their smart phones, or watching a movie or playing a game on their tablets, we all tend to spend a lot of time connected to our technological gadgets.
We may feel like we are more productive this way when we multitask in our overly scheduled and busy lives. Yet, we forget how zoned out and disconnected this multitasking can make us.
With heads down walking and texting, we can be oblivious to the traffic and people around us. It’s like we have blinders on and all we can see is our own little, isolated world within our tech toys. We can forget our manners, cause accidents, or just forget that we live in community with one another.
Being so plugged in to technology, we forget who we truly are.
Contemporary spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, in his book, A New Earth, reminds us that being engulfed in our thoughts floating in our minds is not the way to truly know ourselves: He writes:
“Knowing yourself deeply has nothing to do with whatever ideas are floating around in your mind. Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind.”
So I encourage you to make it a regular practice to go unplugged. Unplug from all your electronic distractions. Tune out the noise of emails, tweets, and texts that are a way of communicating, but not always the best way of truly connecting with others. Turn off the diversions of your technological devices and JUST BE.
Make it a habit to regularly unplug, to pause the stimulations surrounding you and to just BE STILL. Be silent and be connected to your True Self and to feeling your connections to others and to the Universe. BE CONNECTED TO WHO YOU TRULY ARE. Unplug and truly BE and you’ll experience life oh so much more abundantly!