When was the last time you went off the grid? Truly offline and in the moment?
Since I got my first cell phone at 12 years old, I have been plugged in. I haven’t spent more than 24 hours off the grid… until last summer. I spent 7 days on a sailboat and completely disconnected from everything except for my crew and the vast ocean around us.
It was isolating. And it was the most connected I’ve ever been to my reality.
That trip was incredibly challenging, but so worth it. I came back online with a completely new understanding of what connection means. Out in the world, I am surrounded by people… constantly ‘connecting’ with others on social media. But after taking a closer look? I was alone. I wasn’t invested. I wasn’t present. I wasn’t building connections. I wasn’t giving time, heart, or attention to my friends, family, and relationships.
I was as alone in a sea full of people as I was out on the ocean alone with the stars.
Sad, isn’t it?