I didn’t have any cell coverage or access to internet and it felt great!… well, not at first.
At first, I had a mini panic attack. What if someone really needs to get ahold of me? Or what if I can’t sleep and want to check instagram in the middle of the night?
It’s amazing how we have become addicted to our screens. I’m ashamed to say that I am definitely hooked on picking up my cell phone when I’m bored.
Just like meditation, with the bustling thoughts softening into peace, after about a half day, the panic sensation began to fade and I was present to everything around me. I then could enjoy the scenery and the beauty as it was, instead of being distracted. I even made friends with boredom and let myself decompress.
We don’t let ourselves just BE anymore. We’re so busy, multitasking and being stressed, that we may even view this as a badge of honor.
So, do me a favor. Do yourself a favor. If you can, STOP. Close your eyes. And take 5 DEEP. SLOW. BREATHS.
Notice a difference. Look around you.
It’s in these moments of presence that we can find something sacred, something special.
Enjoy the rest of your day, my friend.