Do you remember Morgan Spurlock’s social experiment where he offers himself up as a guinea pig and consumes only McDonald’s food for an entire month, three meals a day? The benefits? An Academy Award for Documentary Feature for Super Size Me. The downside? Mood swings, sexual dysfunction, fat accumulation in his liver, 13% body weight increase and a dull as dishwater energy level.
We are all well aware of the damages that binge eating has on our body, but the detriments that binge consumption of information has on our minds are a lot less evident. We can’t weigh them on a scale, and can’t measure them with a ruler.
We spend on average 18 hours a day consuming media. By comparison, if we approached food with the same fixation, we’d be gaining 66 kilograms on average a month.
Recreation is to our brain what fasting is to our body. Just as we cannot detox our body if we do not abstain from certain foods and drinks, we cannot detox our brain if we don’t abstain from work and distractions. And just as binge eating wreaks havoc with our body, so does binge information consumption wreak havoc with our brain.
By closing your eyes to the visible reality, you open the doorway to inner flow. Unplug!