Pay attention today to the role technology plays in every facet of our lives. From the moment we wake up it’s around us. Our alarm clocks, smartphones, computers, car GPS, social media, texting, and so on. It’s commonplace to see a couple at dinner in silence while on their phones, kids, and adult filling precious free time with Facebook (guilty!), and falling asleep to Netflix.
Now think about your inner technology.
Your wisdom, intuition, experience, knowledge, and gifts. What if we tapped into these elements of ourselves as much as we tune into the outer technology of our world?
Give this a try…
When you wake up tomorrow, rather than looking for your phone to check the latest headlines or social media, simply turn off the alarm, set your timer and meditate for 3 minutes starting with this statement: “Tell me what I need to know.”
You can repeat this throughout the day as an experiment each time you are drawn to your phone out of habit rather than intention. Simply stop and ask yourself any questions that resonate…
▪ Tell me what I need to know about this situation right now at work.
▪ How am I feeling right now about the conversation with my spouse?
▪ What are my thoughts on the outcome of the staff meeting this morning?
Then, give yourself the opportunity to simply quiet your mind and let your inner knowing respond.
To me, praying is requesting assistance/healing/strength for ourselves, others, and the world… while meditating is listening. Give that wise part of yourself a chance to speak.
Have a wonderful weekend!