Stepping away from the screen

Have any of you heard of the idea of a digital sabbath? The sabbath is usually a day set aside to connect with our spiritual lives. But now, many of us need something even more basic: a day to connect with our real, non-virtual lives. One day a week when we remove the option of constantly reaching for our computers and phones to fill the blank spaces. A day when the real people right in front of us don’t have to compete with the lure of the screen. A day when we ask ourselves to stay with what is here and now, rather than casting around the digital world for something — anything — else.

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