I’m against an excessive application of mindfulness, but so as to confirm this rule of thumb, I took a mindful look at my phone today. There was nothing to see there—which is the point. There were no notifications to act on, which was strangely comforting as it matched my momentary mood of wanting to be undisturbed and get some work done in peace. As long as to work and in peace should even occur in the same sentence.
What there was to see on my phone’s screen was that civilisation was up and running. By civilisation, I mean this:
- Wi-Fi status: full bars, check.
- Signal status: four out of five, fine.
- Weather: current alright and forecast alright.
Finally, please take note of my battery: 100% charged. If I wanted to be graphic, I’d say that a fully charged phone connected to all the appropriate networks is better than sex. But I don’t want to be graphic, so I’ll only observe that my phone felt highly satisfactory and appealed to the core of my geek being on a deeply metaphysical level. Also, I should probably get a life.