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Thursday, July 11, 2013

To Unplug

Quiet, 2013

To unplug. For me, it is a critical part of feeling balanced, stable, grounded. I often find what I need in this screen, but there are things I cannot find here. A single day away offers much. An extended period reminds me there are other ways to live. I'm about to feel that shift, that restless period in the space between things, and the quiet comfort that follows.

Do you ever unplug, or think about doing so?

23 comments:

  1. Oh Yes! Camping up here means no connectivity. We might have our music players for music and audio books, but out there is no phone ringing, no email, no online chatting. We don't carry cell phones regularly, so if there's no wifi around for an ipod (such as at the beach, lake, river) then we are unplugged.

    My favourite though is getting to unplug at home. Doesn't happen very often.

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  2. not often enough, but it's invigorating when I do. thanks for the reminder.

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  3. the hardest thing for me
    looks like i´m almost unable to
    but it would be needed so much

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  4. I discover another part of who IAM is when I "unplug" and IAM able to reconnect so much better to what is important in my life... Hey,I get so much from your posts, food for my soul...thank you...e*

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  5. I can enjoy a day or two away from the internet/instagram/texting.

    But then I turn into a 13 year old and itch to know what is going on.

    Tough love.

    Enjoy your quiet time.

    xo Jane

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  6. "svaha" is an american indian term that means the place between two places, as in what occurs between the flash of lightning and rumble of thunder. it's a great place of possibilities. enjoy

    my best unplugging was in Costa Rica a couple of years ago--two weeks of no phone, no tv, limited internet access in the small town. you can really turn a corner and take on another life.

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    1. This is not the first time I've felt I have a lot to learn from the ways of American Indians.

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  7. I enjoyed reading everyone's responses.

    When I'm plugged into other things,,, making art, immersed in nature, traveling, reading,,, spending time with someone - nothing compares. The cyberworld/cell connects me to info or people farther away,,, I'm grateful for the things I learn this way too. It's a balance,
    but more of the former than later keeps me right.

    Denise - Enjoy the quiet and comfort that awaits you...

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  8. i sometimes think of this too. it is
    a comfort to know that other feel this way..
    have a slow peaceful weekend.

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  9. Yes. Often. Albeit the often is more of the thinking than doing. Enjoy your time unplugged :)

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  10. I agree with you. There's thing i can achieve only away from my computer and phone. i love having no distractions!

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  11. yes, unplugging - what would i do without that? i've been away from this screen for a while myself.

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  12. Ooh yes, unplugging for me is crucial for my eye health and mental decluttering. I am trialling a smart phone this week, but have loved having a simple phone with no internet all these years, so will be considering it deeply before jumping in permanently. I love to be unplugged when out walking. Enjoy your time.

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  13. Oh yes, I do inplug quite frequently
    it restaures my energy and helps bring things back in the right perspective. I couldn't agree more with you Denise.

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  14. Just enjoyed your poem in Taproot. It was nice to see you there!

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  15. funny you should ask.
    i'm leaving for paris on saturday, and although i have planned a 1000 things, i think i shall just unplug and go with the parisian, no, french flow. with a bit of luck.
    n♥

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  16. Thanks for all of your notes. I hope you are all feeling a nice balance this week.

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  17. About six months ago I moved cross country to an old ranch house not far from where your photo was taken. Since then, I've made it a goal to fully unplug on the weekends. It's heavenly -- I find that I live more contently with regular intervals away from the internet. I've even gone so far as to cancel my cell phone plan (granted, that's not too much of a sacrifice as there isn't any cell service at my new home!). Lovely poem in Taproot -- picked up my first issue at the local bookstore.

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    1. Point Reyes Books? I adore that little bookstore. You selected a wonderful area to call home.

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    2. Yes, you're correct! It is an amazing place to call home. We may be poor as dirt here, but couldn't be happier.

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  18. I am returning after unplugging for a while, in Italy, visiting family, although i must admit, i still took lots of photos... i agree. it is so necessary. It is vital, in fact... to stay "alive", to find new life...

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  19. And the photos I've seen were superb. It seems you had a great time.

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