This sunset photo I took last year reminds me that there is so much beauty and life to be mindful of in our own backyard and every day in our lives if we become conscious of it.     This beautiful sunset image came up this week on my Facebook page and brought attention to me that looking up is the best way to find blessings, connections, and what resonates in all of us.

I saw this week a young mother looking down and texting on her phone, pushing her stroller, and disengaging from her children due to being preoccupied with her phone.         She was multitasking as she tried to open a door as we helped her.  Maybe parents now forget that their children are wanting and needing their attention and may be thinking that their parent’s cell phones are more important than they are.  This could lead to misguided children who have cognitive dissonance in feeling that their parents love them, yet aren’t fully present to help and be with them.  Possibly parents are looking into the eyes of their children and connecting with their souls much less now due to increased technology and not remembering what’s truly important.

Do you think we as a society need to disconnect daily from our gadgets, computers, and TV to connect again with what’s really important; our connection to each other, our friends, family, and ourselves?  Are we missing out and sending the wrong messages to others when we aren’t fully present to validate their feelings, show compassion, and be on the same page they’re on?   Being fully present with whomever you are with can have long lasting effects to build well grounded and supportive relationships that we all need.

Sunsets can bring us back to what’s important to help us stay connected to ourselves and others.  When we go out into nature we are actually going in and becoming more aware of the bigger picture.  Connect your light with others as you breathe in and soak in the warm rays that can bring our souls together as one.