There are so many distractions in our lives these days. Walk down the street in a busy city and what will you see: a man on a cell phone, a woman texting, a couple taking pictures with their new digital camera, someone tuning all those people out with his iPod. Do we ever stop to appreciate the things around us? Or have we all turned into zombies of technology, walking idly through our days.
Don't you think that being "connected" is really DISconnecting us from each other. Why tell your best friend the important news in person if you can just do it via Skype. We're missing something here. We're missing the whole point. Face-to-face communication, interaction with other is destroying us at the very time it's trying to bring us together. How? you may wonder. Well, think of it this way, if you weren't always "connected", what would you be doing? Would you read? Would you take a walk in the park or on the beach and marvel at nature's beauty? Would you meet up with a friend or a love and talk for hours- really talk, about life, about you, about them, and anything else in between. Think of how peaceful things would be to disconnect for a while and really connect with life. How would that make you feel?
This next week, try to disconnect for a while; for five minutes even, and take a look at something beautiful. Think of all the possibilities that arise when you appreciate the things around us, without the technology. Think of how free you'll feel when you take a step back, and breathe.