We’re all hooked – we’re all social media junkies. Think you can stop anytime? When was the last time you promised to close the computer NOW and found yourself still sitting there at dusk?
We’re tweeting our Tweeps, fanning our Facebooks, blah-blah-blogging…. are we losing our ability to look each other in the eye without a device between us?
Is being fully present a thing of the past?
Left to our own devices, we might never come out from behind our teeny, tiny screen-centered universes. How do you keep from losing your connection to yourself?
In this world of type and click, nothing clicks you into place better than hot yoga. It is the one place where you have no choice but to you open up and close down those multiple-urls hovering above your head.
Hot 26 yoga in 105 degrees with a teacher talking instructions as you look into your own eyes in the mirror, not at the Gumby body next to you. You are fully focused on just one thing: surviving!
Watch how fast your paltry worries and your overloaded To Do List become unimportant by comparison.
Just 90 minutes of hot yoga and you’re back in the present, without being tense. From there, you can connect with everyone else, including yourself.
A device itself can be an obstacle to getting close, or it can be a boon. When it comes to touchy-feely closeness, the only device that brings people closer is birth control. But the device of social media can actually create worldwide closeness.
But please, let us see the whites of your eyes every now and then.
Stay conscious; stay present; stay with it. And every now and then, let go.
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