Vibrantly Vibrate

Vibrantly Vibrate

In our every day lives, we have countless opportunities to be impactful. These opportunities are responsibilities. We vibrate and radiate constantly.  The nuances of our facial expressions and our body movements speak before we do. Our words are easy to track and our actions are even easier. Our energy spills out and around our lives, daily. Where do we direct our energy? What is gained and what is lost through our energy distribution?

The brightest and most enlightening days, are those when we realize our energy has been misdirected and misused. We change the course. We move forward from what has been holding us back and down. These are the days we stop blaming. This is when circumstances become secondary. This is when we strengthen our foundation by owning and growing from our lives. We put our energy into self improvements, which positively affects our being. This energetic shift touches all that we touch. This recharges us continuously.

Road blocks to our individual enlightenment are abundant. Daily, we experience distractions and challenges. We strive to feel better and look for easy ways to achieve this. At our finger tips are quick fixes with short lives.

Social media offer up a minute by minute way to construct a life to escape to. This can have us feeling better, momentarily, but no real work on self gets done here. These are the moments when we can lose our direction. The social media engine is steering the way. Creatively crafted photos and daily accounts of personal importance, take shape. It’s easy to get lost in this fantasy of value and slim substance. We can imaginarily disguise our lives, as to not feel the real. It’s in the quiet moments, that emptiness is realized and energy is zapped.

When we put down the electronics and pick up our houses and our kids, life settles in. These little moments are the truths we live amongst. Energy redirects. It’s the small happenings that will soon be missed when time passes, as it does, too fast. They’re, most likely, passing us by as we’re ‘masking up’ our mundane. The mini milestones of children or nature’s small shifts can easily be missed. How organically, are we feeling the moments when we’re constantly  ‘staging’ and photographing them? Are we really being real?

Before this social world engulfed us, did we live to be grander than we are; striving to impress and craft other’s thoughts about who and what we are? The new avenues to ‘billboard’ our lives are now a huge part of our lives. It’s given new meaning to ‘one upping’ and keeping up with the notorious Jones family.

We ‘megaphone’ our causes as we align with majorities and minorities. The longing to be noticed more and to be right (or left) is screaming loud. Relevance has become importance. Off to the wayside goes truth, humility and humanity. Before we know it, we’re playing lost and found with our soul. The collateral damage may be difficult to repair.

Our energy and vibrant vibrations have bigger and better jobs to do, within the perimeters of our everyday lives. If our peace and harmony does not coincide with the facades we create, our foundation is collapsible. Life can be void of meaning and satisfaction hard to obtain.

Stillness brings awareness. Downloading determination to live in our moments, brings us back to our meaning and our valuable existence. Happiness is electric when we live authentically versus electronically.

The Power of the Pause

It was evident within the first 24 hours, that I was impacting my life in a positive way. I was becoming a bit of a Facebook zombie and it was time for a change. Rummaging through the multiple layers of the Facebook world was becoming mundane. It was time to take a deeper dip into my own world.

It was the Thursday before Christmas and my husband and I were doing what many do, scrolling through the never-ending newsfeed of Facebook. In doing so, we we’re filling our minds with the unnecessary. We decided to take a break from the ‘book’.

This voyeurism and insertion into other lives happens quickly. At first, it’s fun and harmless. Before you know it, it becomes a second job of constant well wishes and worries. This can become an endless hamster wheel of ‘weighing in’ on everyone’s lives. This attachment begins to grow roots in our minds, taking up valuable space that should be reserved for a select few.

This can happen unknowingly. We innocently begin peeking in on what’s going on in the lives of those we know (and those we don’t, too!). This huge social machine comes with the same emotions that we might not have seen or experienced since we left our adolescence; jealousy, envy, criticism, ridicule, agenda-filled conversations, passive aggressive behavior, and game playing.

This can be drama-filled and socially cruel on a level and speed that we would never have imagined prior to Facebook’s existence. Basically, people are the same on Facebook, as they are off of Facebook. Except this platform has a huge reach, therefor a bigger impact. A new form of bravery and self importance now exists. Are lives being enhanced or diminished, as we scroll?

Don’t get me wrong, I love many aspects of Facebook; connection to people, business development and inspiration. It can deliver joy and love around the globe, in seconds. It’s reach is gigantic and if used for the good, it has enormous potential to help, heal and create happiness.

It comes down to the user. How do we absorb the continuous information speeding through our minds. Is it useful? Does it distract? Does it contribute to our well-being? Asking ourselves how do we feel, as we log off of Facebook, can be revealing. If it uplifts and enlightens, keep on scrolling. On the contrary, if it’s time-sucking or energy depleting, maybe it’s time for a ‘time-out’.

Pausing our Facebook world can bring valuable information. What are we losing and what are we gaining? I appreciate it’s value and I am thankful for the avenues of communication it brings. I have simply changed the way I use it. I no longer feel obligated to like everything, give my opinion, or to wish happy birthday every day. I’m using my time differently.

For me, it’s been a delightful and mind-freeing experience. I continue to post pictures and send a wish off, here and there. I have not been ‘news-feeding’ and it’s freeing. I’m feeling blissfully left out and beautifully disconnected. I wonder and imagine more. I’m focused and connected to my actual life. I have found time. I’ve practiced more yoga, attended more dance parties in my daughter’s room, creatively brainstormed about the future with my hubby, decluttered my house and created this website where I can do what I love, which is to write! Not too bad, for just a few weeks away from the Facebook feeding frenzy.

How we ‘feed’ ourselves is important? Are we satisfied and fueled for a productive future? Facebook was not making my life better, not in the ways I want my life to advance. It was hijacking me, temporarily and preventing me from absorbing myself into my real life. I have discovered, again, just how fun it is to carve out my own happiness. Balance and betterment is my goal.