I’ve just been made aware of the ‘National Day of Unplugging‘, but that it also includes two nights, which could be made interesting if pre-planned in advance. This annual event begins at sundown the first Friday of March (this year 6th) and continues through sundown on Saturday. So basically anything happening on that Saturday might take a bit of juggling prior hand, to achieve their best results. I can imagine though, this whole event could be difficult. Especially hard for those young persons who use mobile phones constantly, are so used to everywhere being lit by artificial lights and always in ear shot of ceaseless background sounds, but that it’s not impossible.
Personally, I think it is a good idea to disconnect from technology on a regular. As these days everything seems to revolve around being connected, online, available and yet like the saying goes “The lights are on, but no one is home”.
Potentially on first disconnecting from technology, there might be a new ability formed to reconnect to ourselves, the inner us, the kindness and the peace. Could this be achieved more easily with the help of the natural light waning slowly into darkness? To notice when it’s getting darker and darker… To possibly feel naturally tired and actually go to bed early, perchance to sleep? With curtains slightly open, methinks to be made aware of stars and when sleep is over, to notice when sunlight starts the next Day. Then to eat fresh fruit, then salads and uncooked foods. To dress accordingly, go outside and reconnect with the natural world of Earth, sky and fresh air. To feel totally unplugged from the manmade world’s beckoning, to be alone, but not lonely, for you are there and hopefully feeling more alive and interconnected within the universe than ever before. To take some time to commune with nature and other sentient beings, greeting people kindly and experience all without taking a photo or answering a ruddy phone call! Perhaps also feel a compassion of whatever name you or others wish to call the divine? Later to maybe have a get together and to be more really there with each other, perhaps talking or playing nicely some quiet board games or cards? To just leave the lifeless, inanimate, unnatural objects of technology totally switched off!