When DOES less become more?
When does slowing down speed up my evolution?
When can doing nothing be exactly the right thing to do?
This may be a moment that will pass, or it could be the impending turn in the road that will take me to a new destination. As I take this breath and lay fingers to keyboard, I have no idea which truth will become my own.
I have long known and trusted that in order for us to accelerate our evolution, we must slow down… and reconnect to the physical body that allows the Signal that each of us is to express in this realm. If ‘I’ am not where my body is; if my body, mind and spirit are not completely aligned, is the I AM that I am really here? Slowing down makes it possible for me to catch up to myself and BE fully alive!
I am one of those who have discovered the magic of the internet! As much as I once thought email was a passing fad (yes… I know… amazing, isn’t it!), it was not long before I was hooked on the great wave of exhilaration that accompanied instant gratification! The next wave came in the recognition of the collapse of distance… with friends in Australia, Singapore, Hawaii, England, Japan, etc. becoming but a nanosecond away. And then – the big one! – it could all happen at the same time! Imagine my delight in knowing that not only could I communicate (which is what my entire life is about) but I could connect with ALL OF THEM, instantly, at the same time! Glory be! Was this not heaven?????
Here I sit some years later, still mesmerized by it all; still enthralled by the magic of ‘right here/right now’ no matter where we all are or what part of the day we occupy… and yet, I sometimes feel more disconnected from myself and from you in these massive connections that I would anticipate myself to be. What is that? Where did that come from?
Am I losing my desire to engage? Absolutely not!
Am I losing my interest in communicating? Absolutely not!
I think what I am missing is to know deeply those with whom I am communicating. What the internet allowed me to do, what now seems oh-so-long-ago, was to communicate instantly and globally with those I knew deeply. The attributes of fast and far were ways to enhance what mattered to me most: that much deeper connection.
Now, so much of fast and far is devoid of deep. Perhaps I am awakening to that much deeper inner truth of my own: is any of it meaningful – does the fast and the far matter – if/when the deep is not present?
I know… I know… “… everyone’s on Facebook!”… or LinkedIn… or Plaxo… or Twitter… or… or… or…. and so am I. I greatly value the ease and simplicity of being able to take what is a meaningful thought for me and put it out there for all who choose to consider what it might awaken in them. I know that when we share those thoughts with each other; when we decloak and allow mind to touch mind, our worlds expand. That part I love… like I love being able to know your thoughts and discover what’s meaningful for you. Maybe what is sometimes missing for me is getting to discover that WITH you and not just ABOUT you. Know what I mean?
So, I really don’t know. As active as I am on Facebook and Twitter and other places, I am paying more attention to what brings me joy. Is that not what it’s all about?
As much as I’m doing what is useful/practical/required/blah blah blah to be able to be found/seen; and as much as you’re doing the same thing so that I can find/see you… I’m starting to ask myself: what’s this all about?
So, today is a slow-down kind of day. A day to stop… and watch it all go by… and ask myself: is this the train I want to ride? Right now, I don’t know – and when I do, I’ll be sure to let you know.. I think…
Breathing is good….