Go Ahead And Unplug

April 20, 2010 by  
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We all know more does not equal better.  So why do we all have bought into this idea that if we aren’t busy 24/7 we are unproductive?  We have to realize in all the running around, mobile phones, computers, internet, we are leaving behind ourselves, family and friends.  We are also risking losing the quality of our creativity, love and sex- which are life’s energy sources – because these feelings and inspirations need space, calm and attention to thrive.

Information and technology are a great advancement in human development but they are suppose to be in addition to our relationship to ourselves and others and not replacements.  We have become a nation of stressed out overachievers without becoming even one ounce happier.

So if you are feeling stressed out and overwhelmed you have to ask yourself if it is worth it.  Can you adjust your life just a bit so you can actually draw energy and power from within?  Yes, should be the answer.  Carve out a little bit of time everyday to do what feeds you.  Is that meditation? A nice meal? A delicious cup of coffee consumed with time and attention? Is it playing with your dog or cat without thinking about the things you need to do?  Is it a glass of wine?  Whatever it is, an action (even if it is to lay down with our eyes closed) done with all of our attention have the ability to recharge us.

So go ahead and unplug.

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One Response to “Go Ahead And Unplug”
  1. John Lee Johann says:

    It’s amazing how wonderful life can be. It took me until retired to really embrace what it meant to unplug. But better late than never. How great it is to have nothing to do but what I want to do. I feel like I’ve just plugged in. Ass backwards is the story of my life. I should have known when as an adolescent a palm reader told me I would be a late bloomer. Boy, did I take that and run.