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!”
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,
It’s 2019. Lots of people are setting goals, and you know 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!