If you’re like me, you said yes to each and there are more and more social media platforms introduced all the time.
At moments my personal pages can feel overwhelming to keep up with. It’s difficult being present in “real life” aka off-line while trying to be present with your online friends and community. At moments it can feel like an energy draining experience that you have to sit your phone down or walk away from your screen to catch your breath and live.
We’re all online to connect with each other. We post our dog or cat pictures, engagement pictures, break-up stories, child victories, life moments, health updates; everything and anything. We’re all posting to connect which is wonderful and I love it. I love social media. I love sharing my life with others and I love to see what everyone I know is up to and how they live their life. It’s beautiful and fills my spirit.
But then there is an opposing side to this happy love posting group. This group posts about how much they hate social media, but they won’t delete their accounts, and they won’t be nice about anyone else’s posts, so why do they stay? I believe they’re screaming for a hug, love, or a tribe to call their own.
In one of my favorite books, today’s meditation begins with this quote: “We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channels to open.” – Shakti Gawain
When you start making yourself vulnerable by posting online and someone attacks you, don’t stop. You’re beautiful and amazing. Anyone that tells you anything less than that is a miserable, bitter human being that you don’t need in our life. If they think you’re weird, keep doing you and all the weirdness that is you. Let your weirdness out so you can attract those other weirdos that are meant to be in your life.
Soul searching for your weirdo tribe is a journey but they’re there just waiting to connect with you.
“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi