People feel guilt if they don’t attend a meeting, run an errand, do an obligation or even pick up their phone or respond instantly to a message, but let’s take a trip back to time and remember the simpler times when people had no phones to be constantly reached and they would much more easily get sunk into the random task they were up to with absolutely no distractions. Nowadays, social media alone is a distraction which assumes SO much of our time and disorientates and defocuses us, often without us even realizing, from our doing, whatever that doing may be.
We know the essence of life is found in the present moment, yet how much do we surrender to it and what do we do with it when a sound on the phone persistently calls out for our attention, interrupting and directing our mind elsewhere, to a place not of our personal choice at that very moment.
Let’s not feel obligated to be constantly available since that way we steal time from ourselves and the moment’s peace and potential revelations. Besides, even if you are doing nothing, rest is a perfectly good reason to be unavailable. Allowing yourself the space for some “you time”, is both a luxury and a bliss but above all, a wellbeing necessity. Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something.
Love and light,
Tania Pirilidou Karatsi