Today is the post number 3 of this series of 5.
The link of the video can be found on Youtube:https://youtu.be/Y9scr2CwDzo
If you saw my previous 2 videos, you already know what’s the purpose of it. And to the ones who engaged in the challenges, I would like to express my gratitude and let you know how proud I am of you for doing this!
If this one is the first video you see, let me tell you why I’m here: I want to raise awareness on our addiction to social media, mobile devices and any other devices we all have nowadays and the reason it’s important to take the time to understand why.
We all know the great benefits of Internet and social media, but we might tend to use it as a way to escape from our emotions and true selves.
The one who did yesterday’s challenge in a serious way, you understand what I mean, right? Journaling the time you spent in the digital world during a day, as well as how you spent this time combined with your emotional state comes at a cost.
Going forward, when you are using your mobile device or spend too much time on social media, playstation etc you can’t argue that it serves you.
We may have the impression to feel better about ourselves when we got the likes or comments on social media, and we can even feel appreciated, validated, to some extend, right?
But when we swim into the virtual world, focusing our attention on something else, are we not escaping from our struggles, our feelings, our desires and even our dreams?
Is it just a façade, as on the inside we’re still feeling empty? I can tell you, loneliness does not get fixed with social media!
Now I will share my experience with you. If you watched my first video, I was telling you how my family is affected by this trend.
How my husband and I avoid communicating to each other and solving our issues by opting for a retreat in the digital world. It feels better to do this than having a real, maybe painful conversation about our life together, doesn’t it?
For some reason, we both silently agree to leave those problems without a resolution. I watch TV, and my husband spends his time on his laptop, sharing nothing else that just the same physical space, our living room. It hurts, but it’s the truth.
Same as you, I also did the challenges that I’m giving you in my videos. I can tell you, being able to get this level of consciousness is a big step forward the transformation process.
And now I want to understand how I can solve all these problems.
Speaking of challenges, here’s the one for today. It’s very simple but not easy which will probably be taken seriously only by the bravest of you out there:
When you feel the urge to escape into the digital world, can you take the time to sincerely observe what is going on deep inside you, in that particular moment? In other words, what do you really want beyond the surface?
In my situation, as I felt alone, what I wanted was my husband’s attention. Because I am not able to express my desire, I escaped in the virtual world.
I think it’s enough for today. Tomorrow, we will go a bit deeper to understand what is behind.
We all know that “Rome was not built in a day” but consistent work does pay off.
I’m looking forward to your comments and I’ll see you tomorrow, for video #4.