Day 43 of #100Daychallenge
I love my iPhone. It’s not the latest model but I own it, it’s mine, and it does all I need it to do. I stream music on it. I read my saved Instapaper articles. I listen to podcasts. I blog. I email. I text. I chat on gay apps. I use Facebook. I upload my photos to Google. I take photos. I journal. I update and tweak my calendar events for months ahead. I write reminder lists. I listen to podcasts. I even use a tarot app when I’m looking for some inspiration or guidance on the trot. All of this is wonderful.
And all of this is busy, so very busy.
I routinely put my phone or airplane mode, much to the annoyance of people who try to call me. I always have it on airplane mode when I should be sleeping. Although, I should be sleeping long before I go offline most nights. Yesterday, I went for a walk in the morning to do some meditation and I left my phone at home. This morning, I walked to the shop, and I left my phone at home. And it was sweet. There was peace. I could hear my own thoughts. I spoke again to the world around me.
I want stillness like that more often. I want to settle my mind more often. And a part of that will be doing the unthinkable, turning my phone off and leaving it at home.