Has technology been holding us back?

I was participating today in an Access Consciousness vision body process class, and we were discussing how maybe being issued with glasses was making our eyes lazy, relying on the corrective lenses rather than strengthening their own ability to correct weakness.  That got me thinking about all the other tech we have come to rely on, to help us do stuff we don’t think we can do without it.

What if all this tech as actually just getting in the way of us finding more natural, innate ways to do what we have turned to tech for?

We use the internet to connect with people all round the world – and yet we know that things like quantum entanglement exist, that connect sub-atomic particles that are thousands of miles apart.  And there seems to be a general agreement that some form of unified field exists (even if there isn’t agreement about its exact nature) – instead of relying on hand-held devices that supposedly fry our brains, might we not be better off seeking ways to tap into ‘the field’ and communicate that way?

It’s not as if the tech proxies we seem to prefer are giving us the same experience that our natural senses can.  We have gotten into the habit of substituting TV and internet screens for real-life travel, yet even the most advanced HD screens only deliver millions of colours, compared with the infinite array that our eyes (and other senses) absorb.  Yes, I know the scientists will tell us that we can only distinguish about 10m colours, but that’s just an estimate – we don’t really know.  What if our emotional, energetic response to all those different hues is truly infinite – could we be denying ourselves that range of deeper experience?

And when it comes to human relationships – and here I’m not talking man/wife, father/son type relationships, but on a broader level – we see every day how allowing our fascination with someone on the other side of the world who we “know” on Facebook is stopping us from getting to really know the person next to us on the bus.  We kid ourselves we don’t need to, we have a digital social life instead – and after all, the rejection of an ignored ‘friend request’ is nothing like as painful as being blanked by the interesting person next to us.  Maybe, like the variety of colours the eye is missing out on, our hearts are missing out on the energy of being physically present?

If technology hadn’t come along and made it “unnecessary” for us to master a different way of reaching out across physical distances, could we have developed all manner of “paranormal” abilities?  Of course, we will never know, we have already been distracted from that path; tech is here already.  Until it isn’t.

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Author: Andrew Horder

Founder of Joyful Genius Coaching, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://www.andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw