I made an “announcement” earlier today: I’m closing my Facebook Group Within (U).
Here’s a few words from the post. “I value you as a human and as another beautiful layer of my intentional community, but I’m not in love with Facebook as a platform—an experience that feels more like a hook to get my attention instead of a connection. I’ve deleted it from my phone and use it sparingly lately (Well… in comparison to before, but it’s still a lot — not gonna lie). I believe that we have a responsibility to harness our technology for good and to use it as a tool to become an authority over our own lives. We are all learning to have agency and freedom of mind, and I don’t want to compete for your attention because my purpose here is to teach the cultivation of awareness.”
I had been waking up to the sounds of nature, a few deep breaths, and on a good day a hot cup of coffee within arms reach (thank you, David!). Then I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I went on a bit of a binge, got off the rails and began reaching for my iPhone before anything else. My eyes were barely in focus.
The habit itself isn’t bad, but I noticed that the shift in my morning ritual had changed the quality of my daily experience.
Here’s some other things I’ve done that have changed the terrain for me.
- I turned off notifications on my phone (I keep the ones for humans but not the ones for machines)
- I put my phone on grayscale (color activates the brain).
You can learn more tips at humantech.com/take-control. That’s the newest thing in my world. What’s going on with you?
I appreciate being on your team and serving you with goodness.
Tuning into the inner technology,