Spending too much time on screens, whether it’s your lap-top or a cell phone, can make real life start to feel flat. Delight and awe in everyday experience is a mindfulness muscle that needs to be flexed. If we are constantly over-stimulated by the flashing lights, bells and whistles offered through technology, we can start to see our lives as black and white and one-dimensional.
The idea for this post came from a weekend spent with my good friends Stan and Catherine. Stan had a brand-new high-definition TV set up. We had fun watching a horror movie on Friday night. The image was so crisp that I actually felt a little nauseous at one point. The next night we went into The Big Apple to see a Broadway play. Wow. no glasses required. We laughed at the thought that soon we would need 3D glasses to see a Broadway play. Don’t let this be your future! Practice mindfully focusing on something not coming from a screen today!
Here’s today’s letting-go exercise: Let go of technology – set yourself up for a tech free day with our free worksheets:
We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!