Making something

When we create something tangible, real, an object, art, a sculpture, making food, a cake, something from wood or metal, whatever that is…there is a real connection with the object and process. As humans we love to have that connection, however, in a mainly digital world, we are no longer crafting anything by hand.

When we work on a screen, the mind is active, the brain is constantly stimulated and when we are online, then there are endless distractions. However, when we do something manual and physical, the mind is quiet and we are in the moment enjoying the doing, we are concentrating and then we are at peace within.

Making something real is also creating a real life, this moment experience and that is the essence of life.

Go and build or make something and see how it brings joy.

Never miss a thing

The constant updates, notifications and information that is fed to us 24/7 via TV, the Internet, devices, smart-this and smart-that, means we are rarely present. We are deep in our mind and thoughts, constantly distracted by the thought-provoking ‘ping’ of yet another notification.

The amazing and extraordinary things of life are only available in the real life that is this present moment. Only when we are conscious can we experience reality beyond the mind.

By never missing a thing, we miss everything that matters.