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

When Enough isn’t

That which we do to or for others, we inflict or provide to ourselves.

Being generous is, as I have found, quite a pleasant endeavor. As long as I am able to identify and be honest about my expectations. You see, I have a hard time being honest with myself about that. I tend to expect some gratitude and maybe even an offer of a gift in kind. I have to resist this in order to gain the full benefit of unconditional generosity.

If I demand that I get something out of it, I will find myself intensely craving satisfaction. I become greedy. I am filled up when I give freely and want what I have and am grateful for what I have been blessed with.

 

Thank you, Papa, for providing exactly just what I need and for the opportunity to offer what I have to others. Amen