If you threw away your computer, Iphone, calendar, would you still know how to live? Talk to any baby boomer and you will find memories of a childhood without play dates and arranged activities. We reminisce about simpler days when we played out in the street and knew to be home for dinner.
So, am I suggesting we turn back the clock and surrender to a simpler past? No, not at all. We can use technology to help us live in sync with ourselves, as long as we view technology as a tool. We needn’t be slaves to our computers and hi-tech gadgets.
For a moment put aside the messages to be more productive. Toss aside expectations that don’t suit you. Life is a journey and the journey, the path is uniquely yours. Lao Tze Tung wrote, “When the shoe fits the foot is forgotten, when the belt fits the belly is forgotten.” By living in harmony with who we are, life becomes easier.
Here are some exercises to help you get in touch with your rhythm.
Spend the next few weeks putting this information together. In the next newsletter in this series I’ll talk about how to begin to integrate the data you’ve collected with your current life. For the moment, focus only on the exercises themselves. The process of thinking about what you want is in and of itself a powerful one. Give your mind room to explore and contemplate new experiences. Relish your proudest and most complete moments. Think of memories that you created. Witness your power. Treasure the person you are. Find your “why”.
Bonnie Diamond, Licensed Acupuncturist
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm
179 Northampton Street, Suite C
Easthampton, MA 01027
26 South Prospect Street, Suite 18
Amherst, MA 01002