4.05.2009

{ what is real...? }


This post entitled {what is real} is exactly what I have been talking about and working on lately...since I couldn't have said it better myself, I'll refer you to this amazing post at Superhero Journal.

Here's a snippet...

"In the wake of my clearing, I had the sense that my energy was too far-flung, dispersed in too many directions, that I had been tending too many things I couldn't touch and that I was out of balance in some fundamental way. I realized I needed to bring my focus in closer and tend things much nearer to home. And when I say this, I mean really close to home, like my actual home, my family, my neighbors, my body, my heart, my community right here in Berkeley. I had to look hard at what’s most real and true in my life.

And of course, how do you reconcile being a blogger, surfing Facebook, emailing, texting, phoning, twittering when you are on a quest to ground yourself in what is real in your life? How do these things fit in? and what am I giving up by spending countless hours checking email and blogs and weather reports and celebrity gossip columns? What am I not creating in my life as a result of all of the life force I give to my "friends" in cyberspace?"

3 comments:

dmoms said...

that is so true. lately I found myself saying "blog friend" more than real friend. for me though, I don't have much time for real friends. do kids count as friends? (I know they really shouldn't) because right now, I want my extra time to be spent with them and my husband.

kirwin said...

Wow. Amazing quote/post. (I'm going to go check out the rest of her blog, later.) This is so very, very true. I've always felt a little bit like it's lying when I say "friend" in reference to someone I've never met face-to-face. It's too weird.

Katie said...

Hi Jenny- Happy Birthday! Sorry to do it via blog! Hope you're having a great day and getting the relaxation and rest that you deserve and need! Take care-
Love, Katie