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The 10 beatitudes of smart cell phone users

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Joseph Challier - published on 08/13/21

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who threw his cell phone overboard and began to live.

Truly, truly, I say to you: the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who threw his cell phone overboard from the boat of his life and began to live. The present moment became his compass, willpower his rudder and brotherhood his sail.

Blessed are they who dare to use their cell phone without being enslaved to it; they shall take control of their own life.

Blessed are they who dare to turn off their cell phone for an evening with friends or family; they shall experience real moments of happiness.

Blessed are they who dare to turn off their cell phone when they work; they shall work indeed.

Blessed are they who dare to turn off their cell phone when they travel; they shall open themselves up to a galaxy of possibilities: reading, sleeping, praying, writing, thinking, meeting a beautiful stranger, looking at the landscape, or just being.

Blessed are they who dare to delete those apps which are indispensable for those who want to vegetate, but useless for those who want to live; they shall save money, time and concentration.

Blessed are they who dare to turn off the notifications from their social media and email; they shall not be managed by an algorithm but shall manage their own life and live in the present moment.

Blessed are they who dare to turn off their cell phone during their prayer time; they shall pray.

Blessed are they who dare to leave their cell phone in their pocket when they are bored, stressed or waiting; they shall be bored, manage their stress, discover the world, experience healthy solitude, live with themselves or others, listen to their spouse, do sports or hobbies, and otherwise survive just fine.

Blessed are they who dare to ask God to forgive them for their lost hours, damaged eyes, and broken relationships, due to inordinate cell phone use; they shall receive God’s mercy and strength.

Blessed are they who dare to live; they shall turn off their cell phone.

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