Each and every physical manifestation
binds us to reality,
keeps reality within the expectations
of our vision of it,
as that is what occupies our minds,
keeps us engaged with life.
We are immersed in technology,
surrounded by it,
and it constantly interrupts us,
we, always on call to participate,
whether we want to or not.
So invasive it has become
that it accompanies us anywhere
and everywhere we are,
always connected like a lifeline,
as if our world would fall apart without it.
This engagement with technology
is a false god, an importance we have created,
and because we are so bound by its presence,
we have become soulless,
securely tethered to its ever-increasing demands.
Within such regimented thought,
akin to the digital construct
of technology’s making,
our considerations of the natural world
have all but disappeared,
and with it the finesse
of spiritual thought and ideals.
We have become so focused on
a purely physical life,
our creative thinking and personal freedom
has diminished to all time lows,
comparing all to technology:
how fast, how efficient.
The paradigms of love, spirituality,
art and culture have taken second place
to more robotic pursuits,
those that for all their positive intentions,
have proven disadvantageous;
and although we live more comfortably
because of technology, we cannot relax,
nor relate to the natural world and its flow.
Technology is a tool
and no more, offering huge advantages
in health, education, science
and every facet of life,
but to sacrifice our spiritual perspective
and our time in appreciating our environment
is creating a cold and distant world,
where connection to nature and people
is at arms length.
We need balance, a conscious shift in thinking,
to remedy this predilection,
before we lose what it is to be human,
and become more like the technology
we so revere.
Tony DeLorger © 2018