We all need to stop.
Stimulation is everywhere we are and always on our mind. The world is becoming a cluttered social environment with a career shoved in the middle for those that can afford it. We need to stop and breathe.
There was a cheesy movie with Eddie Murphy called ‘Holy Man.’ It was nineteen ninety eight and I had just started college for the 2nd time. (Long story trust me!) I can’t remember exactly when, but at some point he is walking and stops every few minutes to kneel down and smell the ground.
In fact that’s the only time you’re ever alive, really, is when you’re connecting.
How can we live this way now? Well Tom Schulman was correct in that quote. We need to connect away from our digital devices. When was the last time you had a conversation and no alerts went off, no texts, and no email? Stop and smell the ground.
I am not a preacher, though my family sometimes thinks I should have been, I just understand that we need each other more than our devices. They (devices) were created to help us connect and turned into a mess! As I type on my phone right now I realize the power they have to reach out. The difference is you need to know when to let go. Missing a text is far lower on the scale than missing a friend or co-worker. Stop and smell the ground.