It’s the human touch

We have so much eLife, or iLife or digital life. A huge percentage of our content is delivered online, electronically. We converse via text and chats and emojis. We have Facebook friends. Some of them are real friends and family that are just at a distance, but let’s face it – there is such a thing as a Facebook friend that’s different from just a plain friend.

I bet you’re expecting me to go on a rant about how we should put the phone down, cut down on social media, stop texting during dinner yada yada and how the electronic era has caused us to isolate and how we don’t really connect any more. Then I’ll transition into some diatribe about the younger generation which is just a version of “GET OFF MY LAWN!”

Surprise. Nope.

I am actually fan of all that digital stuff. It doesn’t replace the face to face in person stuff, it augments.

As an introvert and an empath, I really love the fact that I can truly connect with more people without it being a huge energy drain.

And unless there’s some big electromagnetic apocalypse, it’s not going away anytime soon.

So maybe it’s how we think about it that matters.

I was inspired to write about this because I just started a real conversation with an artist and author on the Isle of Guernsey. I signed up for something on her website, noticed a typo and sent her an email because it was funny and I would want to know if it were me, and she responded with thanks and curiosity about what I do, and off we went. My world just got a little bit bigger and a little bit better.

For me, I try to always remember that there is a person on the other end. For me, that means I think about what I say and how they might hear it

There is a person at this end, too. Which means I get to decide who, what, when and where I connect. I still get to choose how big my world is.

Sometimes it’s a little easier to just hang up or delete a message from a scammer than it is to get rid of the person who is at your door trying to convert you. I don’t think that’s a bad thing…

I just want you to know that I think about you when I write these blogs – you are a real person. So am I! I love when I get an email or a comment back from you!

And remember: in all things – progress, not perfection!

Happy Valentine’s Day,

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Do I have enough time?

Are you in a hurry? Why? Do you think that you don’t have enough time, or that you’re already behind? Is it almost too late? Is it too late? FOMO? Catching up? Do you think most things in life are a race that you’re losing?

Sometimes being in a hurry can feel like a good thing, especially when you are eager and anticipating. Sometimes it feels like that little kick of motivation that you need to get started or to keep going.

But mostly being in a hurry doesn’t feel like a good thing – an it isn’t. You rush, you skip over things, you multi-task. You aren’t present now because you’re too focused on when. There’s an uncomfortable sense of urgency like…well, you’re driving and you’re late but you really have to pee. And it’s really, really stressful. It feels like a constant sprint to the finish line – except the line keeps moving.

What if it isn’t a sprint at all? What if you’re just in it for the long game, and you don’t need to worry about the finish line?

It isn’t a race. You have plenty of time.

How do you feel when you think that thought? I have plenty of time. Isn’t that expansive? Luxurious? Abundant, even?

We hear the phrase time is money all the time. Usually, that prompts us to go into scarcity mode. So we seek immediate gratification and false pleasure because we believe that we’d better grab it while we can.

But what if time is the ocean in which we all live?

Take care of it, yes – lovingly. Swim in it? Float, dive, play in it? Fish in it? Travel in it? Yes to all that.

If we’re in it for the long haul, we can take the time we need to make the right decisions and do the right things for us. We can seek our own evolution and long term well-being.

If we have all the time we need, we don’t need to be so harsh on ourselves. One little mistake isn’t a crisis or mean that we are doomed to failure. We have time to try something different. We have time to learn.

And remember: in all things – progress, not perfection!

Love and light,

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It’s 2019. Lots of people are setting goals, and you now what’s going to happen in a couple of months, right? There’s a different way to approach goals – one based on starting from a peaceful foundation, which is a lot like getting a thought alignment. If you want to talk about it, email me (maggie@talktomaggie.com) or schedule a free mini session with me (here). A mini session is a short coaching session, where we can talk about the noise that’s holding you back and what you can do about it. We can set you up to succeed without struggling! You have time!