There’s a pretty good chance you’ve already seen this video of Louis C. K. talking about smart phones, and why he doesn’t let his kid have them. If you haven’t, it’s worth watching.
“You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something,” he says, which I think is good advice. I find that when I leave my phone in my room or just leave the headphones out of my ears and the television off, after awhile I find a different kind of silence, and in the silence is sometimes sadness, but also insight and often peace, or something approaching it. Maybe that’s the voice of God.