There are so many competing messages in the world these days. Many of us feel attached to our phones and devices compelled to check messages, texts, and social media even when we don’t know what we’re seeking. Breathing a heavy sigh of relief, we put our phones on silent eager to unplug, only to pick it up moments later just in case. There seems to be this collective concern that we might miss something if we aren’t paying attention.
Then we wonder why we’re on edge, feeling distracted and overwhelmed with all the details of our lives. Suddenly, we realize that in our attempt to keep our finger on the pulse of worldly events, we have lost contact with the beat of our own hearts. In our attempt to respond to the needs of others, we have neglected our own.
Is there another way? How can we balance the benefits of technology with the necessity for personal stillness and presence?
If you have explored various mindfulness strategies, you know that there are a number of ways to experience the gift of internal presence. Perhaps, you have already carved out space in your busy life to engage in practices that bring you to this sense of connection with yourself and Source. You know what it feels like to be in a mindful state. The challenge then is to integrate mindfulness into your life when you need it the most.
When life moves at top speed around us, connection to self seems to get further and further away. We can walk around disconnected from ourselves for hours or days before we realize that we aren’t present. The idea that the moment in front us contains the power to shift our experience seems elusive. Instead, we feel as though we can only reach that state of internal stillness if the conditions around us shift first. But, mindfulness is an inside job.
It is not necessary to escape life in order to bring peace to it. We don’t have to spend our entire lunch breaks in a dark room, eyes closed, chanting mantras just to make it through the rest of the day. It is possible to create a practice that includes both foundational mindfulness practices and integration in the moments of our lives. In fact, this is the key to experiencing greater presence, calm, and joy in life.
The Vibe App
I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of the founders of a new app designed to integrate mindfulness into daily life in meaningful ways. The intent is to balance the use of technology with the needs of the soul.
With an emphasis on habit formation, pattern breaking, and shifting perspectives, the Vibe app integrates the power of mindfulness. Instead of being a practice we simply engage in, it becomes a lived experience.
The Vibe app draws on the expertise and wisdom of several contributors and thought leaders. You choose the channels that resonate with you in order to receive the guidance that most serves your needs. You can even choose the timing of your messages. So, if you know that your energy takes a nosedive at a particular time of day, you can program the app to alert you to return to the guidance and ultimately, yourself when you need it the most. Akin to setting intentions, the Vibe app provides the kind of support you need to return to this heartfelt space.
In the next episode of Serving Consciously airing on Friday November 9 at 12pm PST on www.ctrnetwork.com, I welcome Bill Gladstone. Together, we explore the intentions of the Vibe app to help raise vibrational frequency in the world. You will discover the many benefits of using the app and learn tips to help you incorporate its power into your daily life.
Let me introduce you to Bill Gladstone.
Bill Gladstone founded Waterside Productions, Inc. in 1982 and has personally placed more than 5000 titles with dozens of publishers. He has represented stars of the technical world ranging from Peter Norton to Linus Torvalds and was responsible for selling the first “For Dummies” book, Dos for Dummies by Dan Gookin, which led to the phenomenal series, which now has sold over 200 million copies.
Currently Mr. Gladstone personally represents individual authors such as spiritual teachers Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Barbara DeAngelis, and Neale Donald Walsch, radio talk show host Thom Hartmann, international peace advocate Dr. Ervin Laszlo, philanthropist Shari Arison, New York Times bestselling author Victor Villasenor, environmental activists Michael Tobias, Paul Ehrlich, Hunter Lovins, and many other outstanding authors and professionals dedicated to creating books which inspire and improve the world. Mr. Gladstone is also the author of Dr.and Master Sha: Miracle Soul Healer, the best-selling novels The Twelve and The Power of Twelve, co-author with Jack Canfield of The Golden Motorcycle Gang as well as producer of the film Tapping the Source and co-author of the book Tapping the Source (released in paperback as The Complete Master Key System). Mr. Gladstone is the host for the public television series Inside Wellness and also the series Soul Healing Miracles with Dr. and Master Sha.
Please plan to tune in this Friday and learn how you can use your technology for greater peace of mind.
Let’s get started!
How does your use of technology support the voice of your soul?