Buddhist Geek are springing up to help people not only cope with their dual existence, but also to maintain a balance.
It’s also no coincidence that more articles are being published about a “new” Mindfulness Movement that helps people to stay present.
Mindfulness is not new. It is a Buddhist practice that is thousands of years old, but is ironically becoming an important life skill in the digital age.
One of the most popular mindfulness exercises is eating a single raisin in six slow steps – from observing it (as you would if you were an alien visitor), to smelling it, feeling its contours, rolling it in your mouth, and only then biting and tasting it.
This may sound absurd to many, but for those who have tried it, they will tell you how surprisingly difficult it has become to focus on a single task. It is the lost art of omnitasking.
Test yourself. Try focusing intently on just one activity for a few minutes. If you can’t, you’re probably a candidate for digital burnout.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.