I recently had the opportunity to do something so simple yet provided such a great chance to really look at myself and learn some life lessons for my life and me.
I lost my mobile phone. And yes, it’s even simpler when I type it.
Yet this simple thing gave me the opportunity to go through so many of the emotions we are given in life.
A rollercoaster ride of emotions is how I would best describe it really, all in three days! (Thanks by the way to the lovely man who found it and handed it in).
The first emotion I experienced was disbelief.
I am sure it was in my hand when I got out of the car? It must be in my car somewhere. Or maybe it’s still on charge at home. Oh boy did my mind have a field day of possibilities.
Then came shock. Oh no! All photos and videos of my daughter were on there. How are people ever going to contact me?
I run my business through my phone, how am I ever going to function?
Being a practical and positive person my next emotion was determination.
I will simply go and find it. I mean I had only been to two places. Check those two places out and presto, phone will be recovered!
Unfortunately this was not the case. So I realised at this point this baby is going to be missing for a little while.
Welcome faith. I am a woman who lives by my intuition. I straightaway had the feeling and the complete understanding that I would get it back.
Not right away. There was a lesson to learn in this first. Ok so now came my acceptance. Going by spiritual principles acceptance usually is a turning point in life lessons.
So I was happy to sit in this spot and accept the lessons of this simple conundrum, losing my phone.
Also at this point I didn’t for a second realise there were a couple more emotions to play out before I would once again have my phone. And the three next emotions were the ones that definitely held the most learning for me.
Sadness. I really honestly and truly missed my phone. It not sitting where it usually is in my hand or in my handbag made me feel consumed with sadness. So much so that I even went home early while out for the evening simply cause I felt sad.
That night as I got ready for bed another very powerful emotion kicked in. Separation anxiety!
I use my phone at night as a torch, to see the time and to have Internet surf if I can’t sleep. What was I to do? Leave a light on? Wear a watch? Read a book? This lead to a huge sense of another emotion, loss.
The next morning one of my favourite emotions kicked in! freedom.
OMG I realised what a slave I was to my phone. And how without it I was so much more present in my life.
I read a novel in one day! And oh how I love to read. I wasn’t up to date on any Facebook gossip, news or constantly checking to see if I had a text or message. I wasn’t looking through my old photos or on Google looking up something. I WAS IN THE PRESENT. THE NOW. THE REAL WORLD. And people let me tell you, it was a peaceful place!
Even though my phone did find its way home I am super grateful for the lessons learned.
I have learnt powerful lessons in my life. Technology is cool, but like everything else, moderation is the key. And being in the real world is where I want to be.