Whenever you’re out and about in the real world you will notice that pretty much everyone around you is using their smart phone. Holding it in one hand. Absorbed looking down at something online. Or listening to something on their headphones. Narrowly avoiding banging into other people. And totally not present with where they actually are. We are all doing it.
One of the area’s I have been keen to explore more of, learn and practice is being mindful. And this includes being more socially mindful. I am noticing how often I grab my phone and start mindlessly drifting on social media whenever I’ve got five minutes.
As much as I love being online it’s a pesky habit I would like to rein in, as these handy little magic portable devices mean there is always something to look at and get distracted by when I could be doing other more important things or simply being present.
So during the summer I was invited to go along to a Street Wisdom session in London. I was curious to find out more and went along with my friend Lesley. It’s a simple concept in that if you are fully present and mindfully alert the streets are paved with wisdom just for you. If you are seeking answers to life questions you will find them. Continue reading