Call your friends. Call your family. Call your mom. Call your cousins. Call the people you love.
“What? Do what?” I hear you say while your mental brakes are screeching!
You read that right.
Call your friends.
I am working on a new idea.That thing in your hand that you are always looking at, (I hope not while you are making love though puleez!)
That is a PHONE as in iPhone. So why not use it?
I know totally radical. But I am going for radical and nothing less.
Am starting a “Call -your-friends-and-family movement”.
Use your phone as a telephone. Yes I know I am so weird, so last century.
Call me crazy.
Call me old fashioned but I am up to bringing back talking on phones to each other using our ears, hearts and voices. Just not so loudly in an elevator that I know all the details of your root canal and please keep your voice down on a train or in a restaurant. And nope not in a yoga studio either. Nor movies or a play.
Please be considerate and speak softly.
And if you are driving use a Bluetooth or other headset or in-dash device.
The life you save could be mine. Thank you very much.
Now before you get all weird. A Text is a great thing for sharing information I love being able to instantly let someone know I am running out the door see you soon.
It is not an activity for when you are driving.
Talking on the phone equals Connection. I don’t know about you but I get a lift when I speak to family and friends and I hear their voices. There is no substitute for the sound of the human heart as expressed in emotion and connectivity through the spoken, shared word. If we really listen you can hear so much of what is being said and what is left unspoken. No amount of Emoji’s is a substitute for the spoken word.
The sound of who we are what the heart feels that is what one hears in voice to ear, ear to voice communications. Is it possible we twenty-first-century beings are so overloaded that we are afraid of intimacy and of the time it takes, that we prefer a text to true heart-level conversation?
Here is a thought for this decade. What if the more we connect with others and truly get to know their heart, the more chance we have for living together peacefully. One person at a time.
So get radical.
Call a friend. Check-in with your family. Face-time them. Call someone. Surprise them. Set up your voice-mail. Go out on a limb! Whatever works. Just find your groove and make a move. Take the time to say “hi”.
Have intimate giggling, crying, sharing enjoying, heart-centered conversation. Even just for 5 minutes. Snuggle up with that phone of yours and call someone you love.
One caveat here: you might have to send them a text to tell them what you are up to.
Or share this with your friends and let them know it’s my fault you are calling them.
Go give it a whirl.
That’s so fancy.
Xo love and light.