i go to a church called trinity. i love when kris, our lead pastor, makes this comparison between a crack pipe and a cell phone. both are distractions from being apart of life, but one is socially acceptable and one is completely ridiculously out of the question.
i want to make the most with the time that i have. i’m not talking about the cheesy country song talking about sky diving and rocky mountain climbing. i’m talking about doing the most with my time. i have 24 hours each day. 8 hours are spent sleeping, but what about the other 16 hours?
my life is full of distractions that i forget are distractions.
i don’t drink. i don’t do drugs. i don’t steal things or murder people.
i go on the computer a lot. i play video games. i text and call people on my phone when its not completely necessary. i eat when i’m not hungry. i watch a lot of movies.
i am distracted. i am so easily pulled away from my life and from reality.
even things that appear like they’re beneficial are distracting. being in class, working, listening to music, or socializing. why are we a people of constant distraction? can we just sit with ourselves or can we be mindful about what we’re doing with our lives (or what we aren’t doing with our lives)?
its really interesting the more i think about it. how much junk there is in the world. on tv, in stores, even in the side bars of my computer screen.
being without internet really made me aware of just how much time i waste with the little distractions i have in place. sure, they’re socially acceptable, but does that make them okay? of course, this is just one things that is case by case, but for myself, i want better. i want to actually think about how i spend my time. i want to be wise in my steps, knowing or at least hoping that they’re only going to move me forward in my path rather than stunt my movement.