Ours is a hyper-connected, technologically-driven culture, inside which information flows rapidly hurling new possibilities, expectations, and opinions at us. Our tiny supercomputers lead us to believe the world is ours to command when, in actuality, we’re simply becoming more practiced at reacting to what’s flowing downstream.
We’ve acclimated ourselves to a new level of “normal” as we check email from our bedroom pillows, return text messages from the bathroom, and listen to podcasts on long walks. Our beautiful moments are paused for a selfie and our meals are documented and shared. The rhythm of life has become so crowded, there are no spaces between the notes, No time to rest, to stand back, to listen, to reflect.
(Read the rest of this article originally published in the July 2016 issue of The Perpetual You magazine.)