Unplug, disconnect. Shutting down, now. It’s time.

I have, in the past, shut down, as I like to call it. Every so often I will disable interactive apps on my phone, turn off the computer and live the way many did before the rise of the internet. Days of hand-written letters and cards. Having conversations face to face. Using more primitive ways of finding out about things.

Every time I do, I am better off for it. I become aware of the real value of the use of these “conveniences”. I also recognize how much of a false sense of importance I derive from these activities. I read somewhere that everything works better when you perform a hard reset on your devices.

This will be the first time doing it since I’ve started writing here. I am never sure how long I will remain unplugged, It has been as short as just a few hours and as long as several days. I am not one to put a time -table on it, that way, in my opinion, I don’t clock watch. I am gentle with myself for craving what I get here, it’s all part of the modern life we live and if I am to make any kind of meaningful contribution, I believe it to be necessary to connect quickly and effectively.

The things I will not miss are disingenuous indifference, stinging sarcasm, deliberate avoidance and overall misunderstanding due to distorted perception.

Namaste and peace to you all

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20 thoughts on “Unplug, disconnect. Shutting down, now. It’s time.

  1. I got rid of Fakebook 4 years ago…unreal the difference it made. On the funny dude, people I met genuinely asked after my wellbeing” as I wasn’t on FB anymore” Jesus. I am now looking at losing instaspam as I find myself judging myself. This I must add I down to me and not anti social media😊 I have to imagine there are lots if people who have a health relationship with it. Enjoy the break.😊

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