These two little guys, and countless more like them, who are just starting out on this awesome adventure that we call life…it is for them that we do what we do, in the hope that in some small way we will do what we can to leave this world a better place than when we found it.
As I sit and reflect upon the past year, and the year ahead, I can really feel just how important a time it is for making key life decisions around respecting, caring for and nurturing our consciousness and mental state.
There have been some dramatic changes in the way we use our minds over the past few years. I spent Christmas Eve with some friends whose son was delighted that last term his whole class switched to using the iPad for all lessons. He was thrilled of course, and they were horrified. It meant that he would no longer have to write anything by hand in his lessons, and perhaps more significantly, his classroom went from being free of wifi emf to having 18 devices sending and receiving all day. He had been complaining of being exhausted and not sleeping but no one had made the connection.
The point is, we are using technology in startling new ways and it is all so new that there are as yet no statistics as to the long term effects of things like constant screen use and emf exposure. I was very interested to hear that Jeremy Vine is dedicating a whole week of his Radio Two show to investigating “The Screen” and its impact upon our lives. I certainly recommend that we all educate ourselves properly. I get a long list of questions from people on this subject so I will write at length in the new year. Maybe check out The Screen mid-mornings next week.
But as we reflect upon the year ahead, and perhaps start to make our new years resolutions, I offer a couple of suggestions: