My mobile phone suddenly died 16 hours ago. Last I checked it, (I usually check it every 3 minutes), it was charged up to 86%. When it stopped working, I tried to calm myself down, trying to convince myself that it was going to start up again.
But it never started up again.
I waited ages (about ten minutes) until I embarked on a journey to fix it myself. I looked everywhere for solutions. I tried websites, blogs, videos; I tried them all.
But still, it wouldn’t start up.
All my businesses, connections, appointments, addresses, pictures are kept behind this black dead screen; my life is hanging there. After a while, I felt empty. No messages coming in, no notifications, no calls, no access to Social Media; just a silent black screen. Now what?
Still, no phone.
This morning, I woke up fresh and smiling (still, without a phone). I finally was able to find the answers to all the questions I have been asking myself for a long time. I woke up with a clear head, with many plans, with new projects, and with a focused mind. I even read a book last night. Today I woke up knowing who I am. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I wasn’t confused, I wasn’t lost, I wasn’t depressed. Today, I felt strongly connected with my inner self, even though I already meditate daily. Today, I woke up and I recognized myself; I felt proud of myself and my achievements. I woke up with a huge urge to help people thrive. My phone had taken up a part of my life, and only when it was gone, was able to retrieve it.
Do I wish you had a dead phone? Oh yes, definitely, but perhaps not longer than twenty-four hours…