Rising Tide of Serial Social Networking: #Facebook #Twitter #Linkedin
December 7, 2013
In February of 2006 only 2% of Americans were using Facebook. In December of 2010 almost 98% of Americans were using Facebook. Someone made a great investment in Mark Zuckerberg. Or did the gods make an investment in social networking—the intra-connection to the world?
When I first began using Facebook, my wish was that everyone I knew could be users. I loved the idea of being minutes away from everyone else’s business. I could see photographs, hear comments, and find out the latest news in all my friends lives without having to call, snoop, or inquire.
If I decided to comment on their news, I could simply add a few words and I felt as if I had connected to a part of the world that I normally would have had to try harder to get to. In other words, my lazy ass got all excited the fact that it could sit down behind my computer and connect with people I normally wouldn’t have time to call, write, or see. That is the divine luxury of serial social networking.
The problem, however, is getting out from behind the computer and actually connecting with the people I normally would have gotten together with, but now feel as if I have more than enough information about them to fill up an hour’s lunch conversation. Yikes, I have bit into the cyber bug, and can’t seem to find a healthy balance—yet.
I know for certain that I am trying with all my might to get to the gym a couple times a week and even get out with friends once a week. I get to church once a week. Have I fulfilled the social protocol with that many jaunts from my home? Or should I make more of an effort to connect with people face to face? I guess, that is the simple question. Are we becoming a nation of simple-minded folks with lots of opinions who just #block people who don’t resonate without our likes and dislikes? I know I have taken to shutting down a few opinionated people who disrupt my cool atmosphere of fun-loving peeps.
This, too, creates imbalance. The real world has all kinds of people in it with all different types of ideas about everything. If we BLOCK the friends with varying opinions then we don’t get a picture of the real world as we sit behind our Cyber City we created with all the loving people we care to spend time with and hear about their lives.
Maybe this is the key: the Internet world gets to be our fantasy town of people we actually want to involve in our lives. The rest can wait while we spend time with the people we truly care about and enjoy their varying, but not opposing, opinions. I think I can live with that scenario.
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A Year to CLEAR Challenge:
(Please Know: You Can Join Us At Any Point in the Year Challenge.)
The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”
A Year to CLEAR Challenge!
The acronym CLEAR stands for (Compassionate, Loving, Enthusiastic, And Relationship-Ready). The goal of this project is to engulf readers in a weekly study that will transform them by removing blocks, promote self-growth, and give them wings to fly freely into daily life. Each week, by going to BoSebastian.com and choosing the Year to CLEAR Challenge tab, a new challenge or thought to provoke conversation, growth, and group functionality.
My vision is to make Finding Authentic You the book to have in your Kindle or on your computer. The book is a comprehensive look at growth—spiritually, mentally, and physically.
As a yoga teacher and student of the Ayurvedic tradition, I bring to the table understanding of physical challenges, the ability to overcome mental problems with Life & Health Coaching, as well as hypnotherapy, and expertise in meditation and spirituality as a minister.
The combination of all three in one book with an interactive connection to like-minded readers, for one year, is what makes this Year to CLEAR Challenge a must-do for every spiritual seeker.
The One-Year Approach to Change
No one believes he or she can change overnight. But success in change comes from the metaphors of nature. Seasonally, life changes all around us in nature. Finding Authentic You offers a gradual change perspective, looking at the triune aspects of change as in yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit.
Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”
In this frontal cortex of the brain we find the anatomy of change and the power to counter every negative trigger of the human process. The workings of Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are all positive actions to help the mind and body flow to a positive space for change.
Every aspect of FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU fulfills this constant need for diffusing the negative past and dreaming of a fulfilling future.
Step 1: Recognize That Change is Inevitable
Step 2: Release from Resistance to Change
Step 3: Understanding Change and Allow Spirit to Define It
Step 4: A History Lesson—About You
Step 5: Look at Your Past with Compassion
Step 6: Making a Strong Commitment to Change
Step 7: Dream Your Fabulous Future
Go to www.bosebastian.com for Week One to Four Challenges:
TOOLS FOR CHANGE:
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• My Latest Book: Finding Authentic You—7 Steps to Effective Change (800 page downloadable Kindle version)
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• Smoke Cessation mp3
• Weight Loss mp3
• Hypnotic Lap Band surgery Mp3
• Insomnia mp3
• Eternal Om mp3
• Meditation Music mp3
• Guide to Meditation mp3
• Healing the Body mp3
• And my “Lessons from the Heart” book ready for your download purchase.
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Also, look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!