It’s More Than Social
Each of us has our personal reasons for choosing to be on Facebook or not. If you have used the platform as long as I have then those reasons might have evolved over the years.
Initially, it was sheer curiosity about all things Internet that led me to join Facebook. With time and continued usage, the novelty just never wore off for me. Reconnecting with and even meeting family members who I have not heard a peep from in over 30 years was another reason. In the last few years, my reasons for staying on Facebook has expanded to business activity.
For me, that business venture was a culmination of years of yearning. Before migrating to Canada, it became clear to me that my spiritual quest would one day lead me to support others on their own. After my formal training as a chaplain and spiritual counsellor ended, Facebook was one of the outlets that I would choose to serve my chosen community – women.
Facebook: A Fountain Of Wisdom
Admittedly, thousands of charlatans find the social media platform a prime spot to peddle their ware. To some, my own Facebook page might be one such – who knows. The beauty of it though is that you can like or unlike a page if it comes up short. Another bonus for some is that they can find the motivation they need without having to say attend a church or temple.
Most certainly, there is the much touted”fake news,” and even outright hate speech on Facebook and on social media in general. There are countless stories lately of suicide and even killings “live-streamed” on the platform for the sake of notoriety. That is regrettable as there is indeed much to learn and positive reinforcements available on social media platform.
With just a cursory glance this morning, I came across pieces of wisdom that can have life-adjusting, life-changing and/or course-changing effects on the lives of many. Scrolling past the “negativity,” the commercial posts by small, large and even charlatans (in my opinion), with 15 minutes the following seven wisdom statements were found.
The authors of some are unknown and for others the attributions were questionable. So for full disclosure, I will again state that these are not my quotes. They were all taken from posts on Facebook.
Seven Lessons Found On Facebook
#1: “It doesn’t matter who you used to be, it only matters who you are now.”
Only this past week, on my Facebook page I reminded my followers of this. While it is important to understand your past, do not dwell there. Another great quote on this is one that I shared on my page: “The past is a reference point, not a residence,” or something to that effect.
#2: “Mate with your soul and then all you want in all regards will come to you.”
Plain and simple – love yourself first and then all else will follow.
#3: “The world is a mixture of people. We just need to know which hand to shake and which hand to hold. After all, that’s life, learning to hold on and learning to let go.”
Check out the Letting Go section on this blog for several articles on this very topic.
#4: “If you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down.”
#5: “People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but won’t notice their behaviour that made you change.”
#6: “Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.”
#7: “Grow through what you go through.”
Wisdom Is Everywhere
The point is my dear readers is that wisdom is everywhere. Stay open and receptive to receive the wisdom words and it will give itself to you. Facebook and social media, in general, might not be for everyone. Yet, in the midst of the drama, gossip and outright negativity of the posts, there is something worth holding onto.
Have a great week!