Digital Detox

Farmhouse from Arles, or Landscape from Arles . Wikimedia Commons.

Farmhouse from Arles, or Landscape from Arles . Wikimedia Commons.

 

"I shut my eyes in order to see," said Paul Gauguin, the French post-impressionist artist and painter (1848-1903).

“Je ferme les yeux pour voir.”

In today’s connected world, I go offline in order to think.

Disconnecting from digital streams frees space, time and mental focus to filter, analyze, reason, ponder. To contemplate, comprehend and understand. To fight uncertainty, doubt and inner demons.

Like an artist or painter, I need to find my own color palette, unique strengths, different viewpoints; seeing the light falling from different angles and altering among a lighter brush and bolder strokes when exploring new areas.

I need to connect my own dots, find my own words, to think my own ideas.

Temporary shutdowns and friendly disconnects could very well be significant ingredients in the secret recipe of creativity and vision.

Rune NygardComment