Life can get soooooo busy!! We have appointments to make, bills to pay, Facebook to check, shows to watch, careers to make happen, oh yah and then there’s love. I really enjoy multi tasking and when it comes to reading a book, one just never suits me, I must read at least three different books all on different subjects. When working on projects, I typically like to juggle several at a time because I love the edge of being on the go and the drive of busyness.
Before women were known to be the multi-taskers, but with our social networking generation and iPhones, even men are learning how to keep it all going. So while I thrive in the motion of multi-tasking and having lots on my plate, I’ve also learned the hard way that it comes with a price.
With being on the go all the time, or having my attention drawn to various places all at once, I find that my attention isn’t on the one place it should remain at all times. My heart. That’s right I forget to pay attention to what’s going on on the inside. The pitter patters subside, the aha moments dissipate and taking those deep breaths from drinking deeply from life are no longer taken.
Once it all goes down I find myself wondering what happened? Where did it all go? When did I lose it? It’s then I remember that while I enjoyed the fun of busyness, I remained on its ride for too long and then find myself burnt out. My heart dried up like a flower that hasn’t been watered in ages and my mind racing everywhere that it becomes a chore just to calm it down again.
Love? Sheesh who has time for that? We have careers to make happen, events to attend and the next so called thrill to chase. Love which was once a necessity then becomes a luxury. But as we’re learning, without love we have and are nothing. Love for ourself, love for our significant other, love for those close in our lives.
Yes we get too distracted for love. It’s a balancing act. It doesn’t mean we throw away our iPhones, abandon our careers and/or deactivate our Facebook accounts. We learn how to find a place for it all, while not allowing any of the distractions to consume us.
Even while writing this I want to look over and see that (1) next to my name on my Facebook. I felt a vibration on the table so immediately I jump to my phone wondering who the next text is from. Nothing wrong with that, but while I’m doing all this jumping around, I must remember to look out the window and see the beautiful clouds in the sky. The beautiful trees and architecture that surround me, the person next to me who just may need a smile. Or even the simplest of all, taking a deep breath and saying “Thank you God for giving me so much. Thank you that I am me and this is my life that I get to live.”
So let me ask, are you Too Distracted for Love?