|Project 365 - Day 4|
We have become a society that is so preoccupied with working at optimum speed, productivity and efficiency that we forget what it feels like to take a minute and process the things that have transpired in our lives or to contemplate the possibilities of things that have yet to occur. So many people would rather avoid the opportunity to sit with themselves. There are so many other things that have to get done, right?
I am not immune to this fast spreading epidemic. I often find myself preoccupied with the lives of others and I have to conscious decision to "come back to into myself". Why is that? When did we become so detached from our lives and our minds?
I feel that we have handed over a lot of our personal power and potential to social networking and other forms of online entertainment. Fast and instant gratification is king of our castle. I am just as guilty as the next person. Try to take a moment right now and think about the last time you took a part of the day to just sit with yourself. No BlackBerry, iPhone, no emails, texts or phone calls.
How great would it be to turn a little bit of solitude into a personal practice? Show your soul some love so that it can continue to whisper. Be present and just listen.
I will be doing the same.