People are currently talking about Facebook and how addictive it is. They're talking about how impressionable (young and old) minds are being swayed this way and that. They're talking about how perhaps Facebook should be forced to do this and that, and perhaps generally not be so interesting. Maybe. I'm trivialising and being dramatic. All at the same time! Ha!
(And look! That guy is lifting not one, but TWO Facebooks!)
Here’s my take on the monolith that is Facebook - and in fact, all the "evils" of life. There perhaps is a place, on a case by case basis, for management of access to certain things that may be addictive. Especially in the young. Alcohol, drugs, sugar, guacamole … you know, all the fun things.
Or maybe we should just equip each and every person with a mentor. Someone wise and experienced who will explain and guide and yet allow people to make mistakes and work out that some things just take you in the wrong direction when overdone. That would be super cool.
However, before we get to that, I’m going to talk to you, as you are, right now - yes, YOU and what you can do for yourself.
In order to make your journey through life more comfortable, you can try and carpet the whole world … or you can put something under your own feet.
Ironing out ALL the wrinkles and challenges and sticky sharp things in the world is tricky, probably impossible. Putting something under your own feet? Super simple, right?
You can delete Facebook, throw your phone away, pack your job in, shift to a tropical island to avoid traffic and other people … OR you can learn to change how you react to these things. Wouldn’t that be simpler?
In a world where you will be externally out of control at least some of the time, if not many times … why not learn to control what you can?
Actually ... What can you control? What can you learn to control?
The stuff of life, the circumstances, the events, the people? Not always, not often, sometimes never. But you CAN control your choices, you can control your habitual reactions. At least you can learn to control them.
And that is where a regular practice of something like the Bright Path Ishayas Ascension comes in.
You get to see where your choice lays - how ultimately all of life begins from your attitude, your response and reaction to circumstances, your blaming or taking responsibility for your own actions.
Unchain yourself from your reactions, your addictions, from your limitations, from the things within you that are holding you back and then see what life becomes, what Facebook becomes, what stress becomes.
Pad your own feet first and then see what might be done with the wrinkles of the world.
Start within, then move without (though don’t wait for perfection, you’ll course adjust as you go).
Awesome, you're awesome, I’m done - and have a great day!
Go well, Arjuna
And here’s how you learn to have freedom of choice. It's a free guide so you can get started right now. But ask me if you have any questions too: