We live in a world encumbered by a desire for instant gratification. Patience is a virtue that has been discarded by many of us pursuing big ideas, dreams, and love, often skewing our perspective with sensory overload. We are addicted to the next ping, beep, vibration, fix, or passing fancy. And none of this is a bad thing. I think the Universe is in a constant state of balancing itself. And that must be what’s happening now.
One day the skin will be gone. We are afraid of the inevitable, so we seek distractions — we plug in — to avoid the unpleasant internal dialogue. The Plug helps us feel as though time has stopped, but the clock tick-tocks away and all that happened is that we missed a beat.
We all encompass extremes, but like a pendulum whose arc decays slightly with every swing we eventually arrive at center. Life is a constant state of ebb and flow, and balance is required by existence.
There are occasional moments on our journey where time stops and we experience a true state of Ecstasy. Whatever your access point is to that spellbinding explosion of all senses at once, I invite you to join me from time to time: