How often do you take in your natural surroundings?
Getting outdoors to breathe in natural beauty is the surest way to experience a sense of calm and knowing that the world is still a good place.
Technology has given us the ability to connect and communicate on a widespread scale, with ease. Unfortunately, it has also clouded our communications and caused more confusion, hurt and worry than necessary.
In using technology, we can carefully control and construct our identity and material we share out into the world. Our highlight reels stay suspended as though they represent real time and our real life – when of course this is never the case. Some people also behave in ways they never would if they were face to face, or could witness the human impact their words and mean-spiritedness can have on others. Add to that, all of the bad news, terror and meaningless gossip, and the world can begin to appear to be a pretty unfair, unkind and scary place to be.
The grim picture I paint is intended to help us take notice that too much time on our devices can cloud our perspective. It can dim our light and belief in the magic of life.
Technology has its place and can be used for good. I follow the camp that our time connecting through technology needs to be balanced out with real living, connecting face to face with real people, and getting outside to take in all the miracles of life around us.
Getting outside to appreciate our natural surroundings helps us to connect to our being and to feel like all is well – that is enough reason for me.
How might you connect to your natural surroundings each day? What gifts might this bring to your perspective and light in the world?
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