Here’s a thought for a gorgeous spring day when the shovel is about as high-tech as I’d like to get.
For all the successes of Western civilization,
the world has paid a dear price in terms of the most crucial component of existence–
our human spirit.
The shadow side of high technology–
& thoughtless homicide and suicide,
cataclysmic climate change,
polarization of economic resources–
is bad enough.
Much worse, our focus on exponential progress
in science and technology has left many of us
in the realm of meaning and joy, and of knowing
how our lives fit into the
of existence for all eternity.
From Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander
Just bought this book on Amazon.
Curious what you’ll think of it!
So sad but true in many ways. Hence my goal to leave the rat race and move to the wild, grow vegetables and chickens and have time to reflect in nature…
That sounds lovely, Jami. I read an article in Shambhala Sun about a Buddhist community where the people all shared one email account and they barely used it. The woman interviewed said it was odd at first, but then it was freeing not to have to be checking email all the time. It sounded so peaceful. Yet I can’t imagine giving all this up! Wisdom 2.0 is a good book about living mindfully with technology.