So we know this technology isn’t going anywhere anytime soon and why should it, there are unquestionable powers behind this instant accessibility to the internet and all that it contains. With only a few touches of our finger tips on a screen we can access what seems like endless amounts of information and stimulus. The question is….. Is this instant gratification helping us enter a more proactive state or keeping us more reactive?
The early morning (ninety minutes or so before sunrise) is referred to as the Brahma Muhurta or “the creators hour” , the time of the day when our minds are at ease, our bodies are rested and our conscious awareness is most expanded. This time is considered to be most potent for inviting a proactive vision for what we want to create, which ultimately sets the flow for the day. Recent studies are showing the affect of jumping into the virtual world and social media first thing in the morning to be just the opposite of that flow, by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and promoting a reactive state.
Now just imagine how much deeper our connections could be if we turned to face our partner first thing in the morning rather than plugging right in to the web of disconnection. Or if we chose to reflect on our dreams and / or journal, we could get a sense of our fortunes and receive insights on the things we need to change or begin to invite into our lives. If we can utilize the power of “the creators hour” and choose to engage in things which enrich our lives, we can create balance between our internal and technological realities.
So what is it that makes us need to be constantly connected to this virtual community and what are the long term affects on our physical connectivity to our family, friends and other people in our lives? If we are truly living boring lives then why not make a choice to create interesting situations or engage with creative and interesting people?
At the end of the day, how does it influence us? Are we using it to our benefit as the great tech tools that they are? Or are we allowing these devices to control us by tearing down our personal boundaries and creating a hyper-connected virtual reality without the true one on one conversation all while challenging our ability to find our peace and stillness.