Where Have All the Conversations Gone?
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Where Have All the Conversations Gone?The distraction of technology.
We are often lured by the promise of new technology to make our lives easier and help connect us to others. While it does so in many ways, it also presents each of us with opportunities to make different choices about how we spend our time and invest our energy. Most gadgets are generally meant to improve the quality of our lives, but it is when we spend too much time with them that they actually do the opposite. By always using our portable e-mailers and cell phones, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, we actually grow less connected and more distracted. In becoming aware of these tendencies, we harness the power to overcome them and make better choices for ourselves and our families.
Once we decide to consciously put our gadgets to work for us, we become masters of our time. We can give our full attention to whatever we are doing and not let phone conversations and other distractions take the place of human contact. Each of us has the ability to consciously choose to be more present in our lives. We can decide at any time to leave our gadgets behind and become aware of the sights and sounds around us in order to expand our awareness and be fully present in our bodies and our surroundings.
When we exercise discernment about how we invest our personal energy, we can be sure that we choose only the best for ourselves and those we love. Our gadgets can be useful tools for our journeys in the material world, but we must not forget that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and that means interacting with people on a personal level. Choices that enliven us and help us feel connected to our world and our loved ones always deserve our full attention and presence of mind, body, and spirit.