Sitting by the fire

When we step away from everything and take a moment to pause, we realise just how much we miss on a day-to-day basis stuck in front of our screens, whether it’s our Mac or our smartphone, we are consumed by digital images, text and videos. We are adrift in an artificial world that is a simple extension of our own egoic mind, often seeking what we think we don’t have to be happy.

Take a moment by the lake, the sea, a river, in a park, in the garden, sit in front of the fire. Just listen, notice our breathing, notice smells, listen for sounds in the background. That background that contains the world, the real present moment world, is there always, it’s that we do not notice it.

Sitting by the fire is good for the soul, good for realising that life is a conscious moment now, that lasts forever. When we appreciate now our suffering subsides and our joy and peacefulness grows.

3 thoughts on “Sitting by the fire

  1. So true. I think this is the reason that Digital Minimalism is increasing in popularity and also peoples awareness. As you rightly said, its the small simple things revolving around taking a little time out… I moved social media onto my laptop and off of my phone! Without even thinking about it or trying the results have been mind-blowing. Something so simple and on the face of it so small makes such a difference. If you are ever in the frame of mind I would recommend the Podcast with RichRoll and Cal Newport!

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