Finding Things That Read You

Unintentionally, social media is creating a culture of addicts on the status, location, and doings of others.

This “look at their life” and “look at their stuff” and “look at their dreams” adrenaline appears to be unquenchable. Do we do this to avoid looking at ourselves? Do we do this to avoid clicking the “like” button of us? Do we do this because someone convinced us at some point that we are not @ mentionable?

We need to look at ourselves more.

Looking into a book we sort have to look at ourself.

Having tough and great conversation we have to look at ourself.

And staring at vacant canvases, trying to start/make something from nothing, makes us look at ourself.

I guess what I’m getting at is we do ourselves a lot more good to read ourselves than to constantly read others through tweets and instagrams. Not so you constantly look at yourself from a place of arrogance or pride, but so you look at yourself from a place of wonder and awe as to where you can plug into the world that is evolving, not revolving, around you.

Live your life. Don’t live someone else’s. Find things that read you and report back to the universe with that.

And while you’re at it, look up from your smart phone and experience this place.

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4 thoughts on “Finding Things That Read You

  1. debbie g says:

    I appreciate this message today. To evolve, there is a process of growth, unfolding, commitment. Revolving is spinning one’s wheels in one place. There is a big difference between the two actions.

    Are we self-promoting or are we contributing, thus making our sphere of influence in the world better? Our unique personal contributions are our music.

  2. jennifer89k says:

    Hey this blog is so interesting because this whole social media phenomenon makes me feel the exact same way. The whole “look at me look at me” hyper reality we live in and try to create for ourselves is like a false celebrity! No longer do people require skill or talent, we become our own gravitational planets and expect others to notice us … in fact we need others to notice us to make ourselves whole (or so we think)…

  3. What’s interesting is how many times people are left unsatisfied with their current lives after visiting social media sites. Perhaps a part of being addicted to consumerism is being addicted to feeling depressed; envious; and at times, jealous. The need for instant gratification has intensified. When we are not gratified by one social media site, we lure ourselves to another seeking, as Jen mentioned, some type of holistic feeling.

  4. I agree. It is Interesting that the blogging, that is, writing, affords us the opportunity to look at ourself. On the impact of technology:

    https://aholisticjourney.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/technology-the-dark-side-of-efficiency-part-3/

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