Last Friday my granddaughter spent the night at our house. Any time she stays with us, she and I will do crafts and play board games all evening and the next day. If she sees me on my phone, she reminds me to focus on what we’re doing. This requires me to be fully present in the moment and not tied to my phone, email, Facebook, etc – almost like being sequestered for a high profile jury trial, because you’re cut off from all communications. Obviously, spending time with my granddaughter is much more enjoyable than the life of a sequestered juror, but this exaggerated example did make me think about disconnecting on a greater level. You haven’t seen a post from me the last few days because I’ve been testing myself on this. With text messaging and Facebook messaging, I still was not completely disconnected, but communications were limited. I found that I was more creative in those moments and was more fully focused on enjoying my granddaughter’s visit and the rest of my weekend. If you are going about your daily life tied to your phone, or your tablet, try taking a few days to consciously disconnect and be present in the moment. It’s healthy and it’s productive.
Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success. Eckhart Tolle