Driving in cars, eating at restaurants, waiting in airports - it doesn't matter where you are or what you're doing, you will always find someone immersed in their smart phone or tablet. It begs the question, does having the world at your fingertips take away from the world around you? People jump for their phones as soon as it pings, rings or vibrates. They're so conditioned not to miss a text or a call, but what about the world around them? What interactions are they missing out on in real-time?
One of my favorite examples is the photo of the guy on his phone while humpback whales pass right next to his boat and he never looks up. Whatever his reason for being glued to his phone, it is a perfect representation of how people can be oblivious to the world around them. It begs the question, how many magical moments are we missing out on?
Which world are you living in? Is it the one inside your phone, tablet or computer or the one that actually surrounds you? Do you prefer to update your 1,300 friends or actually meet up with a good friend at a cafe? Do you really want to spend your time and energy constantly looking outside of yourself? Do you really want to focus your attention on anyone and everyone else and their lives? Do you prefer technology as a distraction or escape from your own life? Ask yourself these questions and then ask yourself 'why?'
If you're among the smartphone/tablet/internet addicts - I invite you to take some time and disconnect from technology. Have an actual conversation with the people around you. Take in the environment you find yourself in. Be present and enjoy the moment. Log in to your own heart. Your fingers, eyes and mind would probably appreciate the rest - Adrienne ;)
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.