Sometimes I find myself reaching for my phone to check email or Facebook and wonder “Why?” What is drawing me out of where I am to the “other” world of the internet?
Often, it is a desire for connection. I enjoy the ability of the internet to connect so quickly and so easily with people and places beyond where I am physically at the moment. Yet there are times when reading email or visiting Facebook doesn’t give me a sense of enjoyment. Instead, I’m left wanting and needing to check again in a little bit. At that point I am “doing connected” – going through the motions of connecting to others but not getting what I’m really wanting.
I am really looking for “being connected”. That feeling, that knowing, of connection with All – a sense of being in connection beyond myself. Frequent internet connecting won’t bring me to “being connected”. Meditation and contemplative art are two things that will. Next time I find myself reaching for my phone over and over, a bit of deep breathing is probably a good idea. 🙂
Do you find yourself “doing connected” when what would feed your soul is “being connected”? What leads you to “being connected”?