Not too long ago, I walked away from my cellphone. Hubby converted our wireless in our home to hardwire ethernet and I could no longer use my cellphone except via DATA. Research shows the health risks of using wireless and cellphones outweigh their convenience. So now, I use my cellphone only for texting purposes (few and far between) and for my photo watermarks in Snapseed. All other times, my phone is shut off and put away in a drawer.
Anyways ….. The whole point of this post is, when I stopped using that cellphone, I began to notice how stiff and graceless my hands had become. Ewwwww …..
One day I caught myself abrasively washing my face, just to get it over with, not caring how rough my hands were being. My Mind of course was a million miles away until I caught myself. I stopped, aghast by what I was mindlessly doing. Staring into that mirror I asked, “What the hell am I doing? I am scrubbing my face as if it were a dirty saucepan! I’m lucky I haven’t scrubbed my skin off!” Ewwwww…..
At that very Moment I understood functionalism versus gentleness … my a-ha Moment. With gaping mouth, eyes as round as saucers, I resolved right then to undo the functionalism found in my hands by converting to gentleness. I am teaching my hands to “lighten up”. I want them to move with grace and flow so I practice moving my hands gently and softly. The power of Touch is powerful and when consciously performed with Love in Mind, truly life-changing!
There have been more times then I care to admit when my hands displayed mere functionalism, and nothing more. In my case this is not just from extended cellphone use but also from the example of adults in my childhood. Knowing how vitally important touch is, from now on it is my Intention to Touch with Love. Sadly, we have become a “touch-less” society. Well! I’m changing that by changing me!
Just by employing gentle Loving Touch, a new inner dimension is adding a deeper meaning of Love, both for myself and all that is comprised within my life. Gentle Touch can heal the world if you really think about it … Care to join me by becoming aware of the gentleness or lack thereof in your hands? And from there, consciously with Intention touch those you Love with caring hands?
*Oil Paint Filter applied to each flower picture*
Macro Handheld Manual Photography/ “Functionalism Versus Gentleness”/
February 2019©AmyRose Photography