It makes me sad to see people with a spare moment spending it on texting messages or surfing the web. Maybe we are too in touch these days- too closely in touch with each other and with all of our personal projects and activities. It's all so close to us. We can never get away. We have lost the ability to daydream. We rarely sit quietly and look around. We are losing ourselves in cyber space.
Let's take ourselves back. Let's realize how dependent we've become on our screen-time and start limiting our access occasionally. Let's put down our cell phones and give ourselves a break. Let's spend an hour each day being absolutely free from technology and open to the possibilities of silence and nature and the fresh air.... or more than an hour, or less.... whatever we can as often as we can... so that we don't fill every possible gap with the noise of busyness and end up losing touch with what matters the most. We need to keep our lines of communication open to God.
I leave my cell phone at home and take a walk. I enjoy being quiet and meditative. I open my heart and my senses to divine inspiration.