Are We Truly Present?
Updated: Jan 26
Recently the song “Feel” by Robbie Williams has been scratching at the surface of my mind. I’ve been trying to figure out why. I’m trying to enter the depth of this song. I think if you listen to it, you will realise just how deep it is.
From what I read (and please correct me if I’m wrong), he wrote it when he was in an extremely dark time within his life. He was shifting out of addictions and trying to figure out how he fit within the world. I’ll link to his music video, just in case you’re interested in stopping for just a moment to listen.
This song. It’s so raw and real. It leans into the struggles that one might go through trying to figure out what love and life is.
And love. We talk about the ‘honeymoon period’ in romance. I find it a little amusing and confusing that so many of us get so dang comfortable in relationships, to the point that one could question whether we are in the land of the living, or the dead?
Are we truly present within our relationship? Or did we at some point get too dang comfortable? Do we perhaps have a better relationship with our phone, the television, or our laptop? Lol.
We bless people by being truly present when we spend time with them. That’s why road trips, holidays and other outings are so amazing. When we shift outside the comfort of our own existence, we really have no choice but to acknowledge and hopefully appreciate the existence of those around us.
There’s so much to say about technology.
So many of us (me included) end up distracted by technology whilst we’re spending time with those we love. How many times have you sat down at a restaurant and reached for your phone and started scrolling?
Why do we do this? Do we choose to be in the land of the living? Or would we prefer to be so consumed in consumerism that we end up in the land of the dead?
Just a little reminder to be consciously aware of how you’re showing up in both love and life. Life is too short to spend it consumed by consumerism.
Thank you so much for reading. Love to you all.
~ Rachel Reeves
This content is created by Rachel Reeves, who has always been a deep thinker. She previously played the supporting role in the lives of those around her, and very much held back on sharing this gift fully with other's. This is Rachel stepping very much out of her comfort zone, into what she now knows to be her inner calling, and sharing her thoughts with the world.
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