“Why Are You So Open on Social Media??”
Today a friend of mine has expressed concern about my “extreme openness on social media.” He asked me why I share “so much.”
So many reasons… Where do I begin?..
In my 10-year marriage, I tried living the “traditional way.” I didn’t like it.
We did all the classic things – bought a house, rescued a dog, bought cars, watched TV, worried about the mortgage, medical insurance, retirement funds, foreign policies, current political scandals, the market…. Our lives were based on fear – the fear that we might not get what we thought we needed and the fear that we might lose all the things we had accumulated. Our lives were about trying to create the illusion of safety and security in this unstable world, trying to “protect” ourselves and our possessions.
It was an exhausting way to live and it was Soul-deadening.
When three years ago someone asked me how I would like to spend the rest of my life and I imagined that it would be like that, it was the first time I experienced “sheer horror”…
Recently I’ve seen a post on Dr. Wayne Dyer’s page that said that he had a suit with a cut-off pocket to remind him that when he “leaves,” he is not going to need any pockets…
I guess this is my second reason – I’ve come to believe that life is not about making money or hoarding things. I believe that we all come to this “playground” to play, to experience things, to try, to experiment, to express ourselves. I believe that we all have gifts and once we discover them, our job is to give them away.
In the Parable of the Talents in New Testament, Jesus teaches not to waste our talents by hiding them. We all have been created in the image and likeness of our Creator. We are here to CREATE and to release our creations into the world.
What would be the point in having composers, artists, writers, poets, sculptors…. create their art and hide it under the bed? Our art does not come FROM us. It comes TO us and THROUGH us and therefore, it does not belong to us and is not for us to keep.
Finally, as Marianne Williamson said, “…And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
We are all walking each other Home, we are all constantly showing and teaching each other what is possible, what joy and happiness look like, what a fulfilling life is…
So, I guess a short answer to the initial question is that I have decided that I do not want to “die with my music in me” (Dr. Wayne Dyer) and invite you to also enjoy your time on this planet – we are not here forever – and instead of worrying about accumulating “dust,” which you are not going to take with you when it is your turn to return Home, listen to your Soul and choose to play the “games” that excite you, that make you feel alive, that light you up and that take your breath away. Follow your bliss and be free and happy!