Kate Johnson, a buddhist teacher with The Interdependence Project, talked with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill about attending a three-month meditation retreat that kept her unplugged the entire time. Completely detaching from her cell phone, social networks and even movies and magazines taught Johnson a great deal about why she felt urges to take photos or send texts throughout the day. She explained:
"Sometimes when I had the desire to share in that way, it was out of a genuine desire to connect, and sometimes it was because I wanted to change the channel on my experience -- I was uncomfortable or didn't know what was going to happen, or I had a gap in my day and so I wanted to fill it up with some information or a connection. But by not engaging that habit, not scratching that itch, my capacity to be with my experience as it was really grew."
See the full conversation about unplugging at HuffPost Live HERE:
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