Irrespective of whether I walk through a shopping area or go into a coffee shop, I see people who are glued to their Smartphones. Among the reasons why this stands out is because I usually leave mine at home.
If I did not do this, I’d probably be too busy looking down to really notice what other individuals are doing. Through using one of these devices, I understand how everything else can fade into the background.
One of the things which could take place when someone uses their cell phone in a public area is that they can be oblivious to what is happening around them. At times, this can lead them to bump into others and to walk onto streets when they are not clear.
What is clear is they are not likely to be fully in the moment; a great deal of the focus will be directed towards a screen. This might also be how they will behave when they’re with their friends and loved ones.
It then won’t matter if they’re with a close friend of theirs, since they will treat them as if they have no importance to them. Their body will be with them, but their presence won’t be.
However, while the other individual could feel ignored and like they aren’t valued, they may also be someplace else, too.
If a person is in a concert or a show, for instance, they could spend more time filming what’s in front of them than actually watching it. They will then have paid money to see something live, but they won’t fully embrace what’s in front of them.
There have even been times when people have been more worried about filming the birth of the child than they have with being fully present to this experience. It is then as though seeing something on a screen is better than seeing it in person
A Big Focus
When Smartphones are promoted, one of the big selling points is in being able to picture things. These companies can not sell presence or give someone more years to live, for instance, but what they could do is give them something to divert their mind with.
This section of them that can not embrace the present moment, but once a moment has passed; it wants to experience it all over again. Holding onto what can’t be held onto is exactly what the mind tries to perform, while overlooking the only thing there is – the present moment
Due to modern day technology, it can be quite easy to spend more time watching life than actually experiencing life. To reside in this way isn’t fulfilling, however, it is something which the mind feels comfortable with.
Last, I think that if we actually value another person, one of the greatest things we can do is to be fully within their company. It is easy to say nice things or to buy another man something, but this isn’t the same as fully showing up.