I both love and appreciate science but the deeply human part of me STILL does NOT believe in coincidence.
I find it utterly fascinating that my phone decides to have an emotional and physical meltdown the very day that my family arrived in town to visit me for the first time in the entire four years I’ve been at school. Since their arrival I have not been able to charge my phone rendering me phone less and largely disconnected from the world.
Although one would think that being constant plugged into the things that we love would keep us connected to ourselves in meaningful and interesting ways, I found that being forcibly “unplugged” has allowed me to connect back to myself in more ways than I could have imagined. It truly highlighted the difference between what my life is like when I’m managing my own personal information center and what my life is like when I just live it.
I found that every time I was forced to use the phone I became frustrated. Being tuned into this, I was able to make an adult decision to control my own emotions and manage my own mood rather than allowing my emotional nature to be so affected by the energy activities and decisions of those around me. So in a strange twist, disconnecting from the world helps me connect back to myself which then allows me to reconnect with the world in a more efficient more fulfilling way.
Its really interesting to me. Whats the longest you’ve ever gone without your phone constantly there to bug you and how did you feel? Was it a meaningful experience for you?