I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I’d be without you
If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
– The Beach Boys
I’m a bit to attached to my phone. Don’t get me wrong.
It’s a necessary lifeline. It’s my calendar, my lists, heck- I’m writing this post from my phone right now.
At night I use a white noise app that lulls me to sleep. My alarm gets me up and Insight Timer gongs me back to reality from my meditation practice.
Even my apartment building is in on the act- when someone buzzes my apartment it comes to my phone.
However, my addictive self started to rear her tempting head. It was as if I couldn’t do anything without it.
Thankfully, my meditation practice has begin to spill over into my life.
These days I’m walking the dog without my phone. Why shouldn’t there be a time when I am just walking with intention without have to be available to a text, phone call, email, tweet or status update.
It’s not a big deal but it is a change, a change that has happened because I am more mindful.
Progress is measured in inches not feet.
At least that’s what I tell myself.