What We Really Want (Part 3 of 4)

kenjcaputo —  July 10, 2016 — Leave a comment

Want we really want is to improve our relationship to ourself and others.

I listened to two moms talk in amazement about how they had been in deep adult conversation for four hours while their kids played without once plugging in to a phone or electronic device.

I watched a family sit down for a meal in the cafe and then stay for an hour playing cards, maybe for the first time in a long time.

One mom described her day at the center: she watched her kids learn to dance, then they played until they were drenched while she got some work done in the cafe, and then they all made simple crafts together as a family.

I listened to so many guests talk about meaningful time invested in each other. They talked about unplugging and working out together, learning together, eating together, and playing together.

It’s almost like this collective sigh of relief at this break from our overly digitized daily routine. There really seems to be this growing shift back towards the value in actually being in the same place with another person and interacting without needing a message app or cell phone.

And then there’s the other half of the relationship equation:

A proud woman who doesn’t have any clothes that fit her because of all the weight she lost.

A family learning about macronutrients and healthy eating.

Kids proudly demonstrating a new skill they learned or sharing an art project they created.

Everywhere we look, people are not only working on themselves, but on how they feel about themselves. They’re engaging in self-reflection, improving their self-awareness, and consciously moving towards the best version of themselves.

Throughout the center, relationships are either forming, or strengthening.

It’s happening on the inside, and the outside.

It’s a beautiful thing to behold 🙂IMG_4140

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