When was the last time you just lived?

When was the last time you just lived?

I mean no cell phone. No computer. No TV.

I’m talking about taking a deep breath in the sunshine, talking with your friends about life, or walking through the park with your dog. Things that just embody the simplest acts of our existence, nothing more, nothing less.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Samsung Galaxy. Ever since I got this thing my ability to connect with all of you has really grown, and it’s just fun to have. But it’s a luxury, not a necessity. What it comes down to is sometimes I need a break from the digital world. I like to take off my shoes, walk barefoot through the woods, think about nothing and just be.

When was the last time you did that? Honestly? I’m sure you’ve come close, but I bet you had your cell phone. You answered a text or two. But have you really gone completely off the grid? I bet not, because it’s hard. People start worrying when you disappear! Justifiably so, but most of my friends know that I take a while to respond on sundays because I’m just living. What do you have to lose by trying it? Nothing.

If you find yourself getting stressed out a lot or over-whelmed. Designate a day, 3-4 hours, give a heads up to people before hand and just unplug your brain and your electronics. Not only will your cortisol (stress hormone) go down, but you will spiritually open yourself up to the universe in a way that feels SO DAMN GOOD.

Give it a shot.