Disconnect to Reconnect
Our Delicate human psyche has deep default settings. For millennia these settings predispose our minds to infinite incessant distraction. 2,500 years ago Buddhists called this the “Monkey Mind”, giving our attention to one thing only to rest fleetingly before racing to the next thing….. on and on and on….
Too Smart Phones
I’ll sit down having ‘chosen’ a YouTube video I am all set to watch. For example a talk by a favourite teacher to enjoy. Before long the sidebar recommendations are calling to me. Tempting me to click.
I resist and stay with my video. Then hello, an email notifying me of that new book; I click and purchase, but before I return to my video I see some new recommendations. I’m curious; so I click. The topic is ‘projective geometry’ of all things. I haven’t heard the term so I Wiki’ it and see examples of how this principle is behind many things that grow.
One illustration shows how elderberries grow….. oh and a hyperlink on their health benefits…. I click on that….. oh, hang on I get a text message from a friend and I reply.
Now, So ,OK Wait! What!
Where was I? …. Oh yes the health benefits of elderberries, no, the projective geometry thing, oh yeah the book….. where am I, what am I doing? ….How far I have fallen from my original meditation video. This is the story of my phone life. I guess you get the essence of what I am trying to share.
Not once, ever; have I finished an hour of flitting around on my phone and felt ‘Now that was a satisfying use of my time, I feel nourished and fulfilled after that’, not once; Ever! Not to mention an hour of zombie scrolling on my favourite infinite feed. Only leaves me feeling depleted! This is exactly what I am advocating we DISCONNECT from.
"It was always giving you the same kind of content that you’ve already watched. It couldn’t get away from that. So you couldn’t discover new things, you couldn’t expand your brain, you couldn’t see other point of views. You were only going to go down a rabbit hole… by design."
How Do I Disconnect?
It’s wonderful even if it is a little disorientating at first. After a while a warm solitude arises. In this space our minds become new, free and fresh again.
The best part of reconnecting with this deeper dimension of ourselves is how completely empowering it is.
Turning inward for guidance is a deeply personal process. Different for each of us. A radical act of trusting yourself is involved. When truth emerges it is your truth. You develop a relationship with your inner-wisdom, unique to you. You feel so good that you no longer look for; nor need; any validation from any person or thing outside yourself. You build belief and faith in the fact that the person who knows what is best for YOU is YOU.
My mission is to create ways for you to effortlessly connect with this inner wisdom.
Why not treat yourself to 15 minutes of phone free tranquility?
Will you give going FULL-BLACK-SCREEN a try?