As a social media marketer and avid connectivity enthusiast, I have learned so much about other people just by watching their social media posts.
Much like life, some of us fall into a niche and then we cant get back out. You know that one friend from a billion years ago that only post complaints, political arguements, and other debatable topics. Well they’re posting it because they want to connect.
Then there’s the majority group of that try a to live a life of variety and post a healthy mix of work, play, philanthropic interests, and such. This group posts to connect as well.
You see, either way the same goal is belng chased; we post on social media accounts to connect and share our ideas.
It’s basic human nature. We want to bond and connect to comfort ourselves while we enter in and exit out of seasons, years, places, people, beliefs, and everything else.
So when we find that group of people and places that can fulfill our desires to connect, we hone in on them and start to revolve around them because they revolve around us; basic mutual attraction.
What I find to be the most intriguing is that most of our posts aren’t always the most current. I can only speak for myself and a friends that believe they don’t want to share too much. Even as I type the words I’m surprised that I am typing them.
I’m a blogger so I’m supposed to share all of my life, right? Wrong. Just like everyone else, I have layers. I keep majority of the deep family things off of my blog, I keep the days I feel sick a secret to everyone except my husband.
Why? Because I want to be a fountain of glittery hope instead of an emotional vampire that drains everyone. Some things are better left private, including majority of the detailed shit chat about Crohn’s and Colitis.
I’m sure you can relate to keep at least one thing in your life to yourself. Good or bad, it’s your precious moment that you keep for you.
Think back through your life, have you ever caught yourself in a moment where you’re able to observe yourself in a complete state of bliss?
Even if you’re drawing a blank right now, you know the moments where you giggle or smile to yourself about something little that caught your eye, or from a thought that drifted into your mind out of left field, or it pulled you back because of a smell that triggered you right back into a time that feels so real.
Just thinking of it pulls at your heart but if you reach out, your hand won’t find the sensation of energy it’s reaching for because the moment is in the past. Then you open your eyes and realize that you’re in another space; live in living color and a million seconds away from whatever memory you thought you could feel again.
Bittersweet, huh? Sadly we must feel these escaped moments so we can learn to treasure the ones right in front of us as they are playing out with the people that are still standing right by our side.
When we realize the importance of time everything becomes important and ceases it’s importance all at the same time.
Importance for the desire to live in that moment to fully connect with everyone and everything that you can could be considered mindful.
However, there’s a flip side to that where you could debate that you must conserve all of your energy to focus on you and learning from your journey.
Which way do you lean? The answer is entirely up to you because it is at the core of your values in your heart. The only way to hear it is to quiet your mind and have the courage to absorb whatever answer that may be.
I advise that seek to feel content; for discontentment is only present if you’re feeling unsatisfied with life; on the surface and / or deep down.
The only way to feel calm is to release the thoughts that make you chase your own tail; letting negative energy impact you, even for a second, is a second too long.
Contemplate this and grab the people that love you back and run as fast as you can with them into life because the ride will be over before you know it.
Post the pics that you wish; post a million of them. Do what you love to do, where you love to be, and with the people you love in your crew of friends. But know that the ones you hold back on that can spread positivity could inspire someone to change their life.
Think of the your last post and imagine it were your last one. What would it be?
From your best pictures to the outtakes, look at them and observe what actually makes you smile. Share that.
Likes and follows are great for controlled content, but do you know what’s even better? Authenticity. It’s based on real connection from your ability to be vulnerable and post your life; even the while holding some fragments just for you.
Cheers to the moments you haven’t shared yet and here’s two of mine. Love is grand.