I grabbed my iPhone and my ear buds as I walked downstairs to put the leash on Domingo. I was busy this morning catching up on emails and getting ready to see clients and neglected to walk him.
As I started out I got a sense that it was time to leave my iPhone behind. My first thought was of the bald eagle I saw fly by my window this morning and wanted to make a case for bringing my camera, but another voice said no.
The voice – my intuitive Self – said no. I quickly understood that one of the greatest detriments to accessing intuition is being over-stimulated. I don’t know about you, but my phone is my email, text messages, Skype, Facetime, Facebook, Google +, Tinder, Candy Crush, Meetup and on and on.
It felt so good to hear the river flowing, even as low as it is this time of year. I heard a neighbor laugh, a worker drop a piece of slate and more than anything; my own thoughts. For some of us walking is a form of meditation. It is where we re-new and reduce stress.
Today I am inviting you to take time to put your phone away. Build up to hours a day. Whether you want to connect with your intuition or with your child or loved one, it doesn’t matter. It’s a wise and peaceful choice.