In the hustle and bustle of modern life, especially with all the seemingly constant stimulation of electronics and technology, it’s all too easy to forget what a phone-less, wireless and wifi-less world is like. To experience this, many escape to the mountains, parks, and beaches seeking peace and stillness, and the basic need to connect with the earth and the world of nature which we are all a part of. Unfortunately, escape is always a temporary “fix”, an aspirin of sorts. The busy-ness of daily life is still there.
What if we changed our perspective and broadened our view of our daily environment and life around us? Even though modern technology is a part of our lives, we still live in and are surrounded by nature. With open eyes and ears, and all senses, we can be present and even still, while we carry on our daily lives and responsibilities. By eradicating the tunnel vision that screens and our minds create, we can open ourselves up to the magical world that is all around us. It takes time and practice, but with time and practice, everyday living can become like watching the snow fall – a beautiful and peaceful loud silence.