When do you rest? The fact is that the velocity of life has changed . We now carry the harbingers of change with us. These agents of massive change are mobile phones. Literally mobile phones connected to the internet have changed and are changing the world and how we interact with one another. But guess what? Mobile devices connected to the internet do not equal rest! “Five hundred years ago technology was not doubling in power every 18 months,” writes Kevin Kelly in his book “What Technology Wants.” He comments, “the striking/hitting power of a hammer or speed of your oxen as you plowed your fields didn’t change from one decade the next.” In contrast many of the technologies we would barely recognize 10 years ago. The capacity for a cell phone to interrupt us is extra ordinary. It is so intrusive that it interrupts our family dinners, our driving, and our personal time. We feel that it is an obligation to answer the phone / text versus, as I explain to my kids the alternative perspective, that it is a blessing to the other person if you so happen to choose to answer the phone. The main question is when does your brain have down time to sit and ‘be’?