More and more people seem to be drastically reducing or curtailing their social media usage.
My feeds are almost all useful links and information once again. Perhaps the fact that I don’t have retweets turned on that its so ‘clean’. By the same token I don’t expect anyone to RT my own stuff i post as I just assume no one is going to see it anyway.
I’ve seen a few people here and there bemoan the drop in social media use and the return to the private sphere ‘But I want to know whats going on in your life, we’re friends’. I really understand the sentiment which is why I’m so pleased about the uptick in personal blogging again. For example: A friend from home I haven’t seen in a long long time posted a blog update for the first time in about 5 years the other day. It turns out he now has a kid – but still retains his good taste in music.
On my part, I’ve now sustained the longest regular blogging even ever over here on this feed and it feels good even i’f its this semi news letter format – It works for me. If you ever wanted to know whats going on in my life then between this blog and my podcast they contain far more personal information than I would ever post to the socials. Even during the height of the millennial social media madness in the early days of Facebook in ’07ish.
I still don’t wish I was on whatsapp at all even tho its beginning to become a serious problem with regard to getting invited to things.
As folks also seem to drift away from facebook and instead create channels (groups?) for events in the green chat app i’m totally fucked (cut out). Eve as my long suffering social coordinator is starting to get to the end of her patience with it too – it is an open question about what I do. I’m hoping that Facebook ruins whatsapp with that integrated ID thing and everyone moves over to signal or telegram in the near future.
Permanently Moved – Unfolding
I struggle to articulate some of the ways that my mediation practice has made me go mad. “You don’t enter this world as a bright spark of consciousness – you emerge from it.”
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Speaking of personal information…
This episode is basically Experience Part 2. An update from last year. In it, I try to articulate what all the fucking meditation and prayer I’ve been doing has done to my mind. Sometimes you think that you are not getting any where at all apart from grinding away on the mat. But then you look back and suddenly realise that you now have a completely different view of time (of all things).
Unfolding is perhaps my western brain trying to reach for a word to describe the surface between manifest and non-manifest.
I’m not trying to brag or come across as special or whatever at all – that is totally not my intention. Im just trying to articulate things that are happening to be. Besides if you want spoilers about whats next its all in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali written down about 1600 years ago.
Dipping the Stacks
Good vibrations: I purified myself in a sound bath | The Outline
Open letter on climate-related financial risks | Bank of England
Arab Futurism, Faith & Inclusivity Across the… – Secrets of Dune
My Marie Kondo fail – I really tried to throw things out – The Globe and Mail
I haven’t been commenting on these stacks links in a while but there are so many articles like this one: ‘Marie Kondo doesn’t work for me’ yet in the article they write “Snubbing the prescribed KonMari Method of decluttering clothing first, I purge my jumbled drawers and shelves” WTF ?? just follow the damn steps.
The only thing I’ve read this week was the new White Dwarf from Games Workshop LOL
Obviously the only thing to link to this week is Holly’s newest single Frontier. Solarpunk Sacred Harp Alien Abduction Soundtrack.
A joy that heals despair and grief.