Technology is a good thing; in many ways it’s helpful. Having electricity, heat when its cold and air conditioning when its blistering hot is wonderful and let’s not forget indoor plumbing! That was an awesome upgrade. Technology gives us access to information we might not otherwise find easily. It keeps us instantly connected to people we care about and the medical industry is always coming out with new and interesting ways to “Help” us.
There is a very real downside to technology as well. It’s very intrusive. Every aspect of our lives has some sort of technology grasping at it. We can’t go shopping or anywhere without being captured on surveillance cameras. Many people have tv’s or computers in several rooms of their homes. Some people don’t know what it’s like to not have a radio or tv playing, even if they aren’t paying attention to it. Television, movies and magazines constantly feed us thoughts of comparison and conformity. We need to look, act and live like everyone else. We need the big houses and fancy cars. Computers speed up the rate at which we live. We have become an instantaneous world and we are forced to live our lives faster than ever.
How many of us feel lost or “naked”without our cell phones? Even with these super handy tools, how often do we actually call or text people? How often do you have a conversation with someone while paying more attention to the phone than the person next to you? How often do people take the time to cook, not microwave, a meal then sit at a table and share it with friends or family? Life is so busy that it is easier to stop and grab something on the way.
Life isn’t meant to be lived at a breakneck speed; it’s meant to be experienced and enjoyed one day, one hour, one moment at a time. Everything of value takes time. Growth takes time. Learning life’s lessons takes time. Forging friendships take time and Love certainly takes time. When we live in overdrive we forget that life sometimes bring us to a stop and asks us wait. This causes a lot of pain and confusion because we’ve been programmed to think we need to be doing something. We think there is something wrong with us or with life. We question whether we are on the right path. This emotional state can send us spiraling into a dark place of anger, depression and misery.
Waiting periods are critical for our growth and serve a couple of purposes. Sometimes we need a pause after a difficult time in our lives to heal and find our balance again. A waiting period for us might be a time of learning for someone else and we are a part of their lesson, and they are perfect times to reconnect with our guides and prepare for the next chapter of our journey.
We are never on a wrong road and we will always end up at our destination as long as we are working on becoming who we came here to be and doing what we came to do. Life will always take us to the place we most need to be for as long as we need to be there. Sometimes that place is the thick of the action and others is sitting and waiting and that’s alright too because patience is one of the lessons we need to learn.
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon
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You said it so well. Thank you.
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Thank you ❤
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