Relaxation is an art, antithesis to our ‘always on’ culture.
But it takes work to do nothing. Dopamine is addictive.
The route to super-consciousness is paved with roadblocks, the least bit unplugging from the maelstrom of 24/7 news and unnecessary push messages.
We crave novelty
Chasing the rectangular glow for entertainment produces intense cognitive clutter. All the engagement makes us less happy.
Distracted into busyness, we begin to decay into inanition. We miss the events unfolding in our day, permitting evil to spread as a consequence of blindness.
When we’re interacting in excess, we miss out on recharging and thinking. Disconnection is the only way to put the mind back into the mix.
The goal is not just to relax, per se, but to be free from collecting screen souvenirs.
We fight for the present to turn idleness into exploration. Time ticks to the clock as the mind does to the brain.
Surrounded by accelerated context, silence seems to be the only way to make anything click.