It's no secret that I battle the struggle of living a simple life in a world that reveres the overly embellished. Lately I've been trying to focus on clearing the mess in my head. I can't help but notice all the things we have that are specifically aimed at keeping us distracted: television, music, phones, computers, games. Personal revelation is a big part of my faith and I have been overwhelmed by the idea of missing insight and connections being made because my mind is constantly detained.
When I'm home alone, I often turn on music or TV just to have some noise in the background for whatever I'm doing. I've been trying to quit that habit and let my mind sit comfortably in silence. I have found so much clarity and peace for this cluttered brain. Just turning things off, putting electronics away.. It has been a breath of fresh air and I hope I can continue and not go back to the distractions so often and easily. I am a big believer in the good that comes from technological advances. But more often than not, I hear people wishing they could disconnect. As I am ending my 23rd year this December, I think I will dedicate my 24th year to disconnecting and simplifying.