Thursday, October 25, 2012

Balance

There’s a healthy line between celebrating community and information online, and keeping a moment private and personal.  We have an innate desire to be heard, to be included, and to be valued. Social media validates a lot of that, and used in conjunction with your offline life, it can be a healthy measure for finding your voice in a loud, deafening crowd. But when it replaces our three-dimensional life*, we start missing the moment and translating it as a good photo, status update, tweet, or blog post. Instead of it being just what it is—a moment in time that engages our senses and deserves all our attention.

*three dimensional life is a concept I've been reading about that is discussed as there are three dimensions of any complete life to which we can fitly define as: length, breadth, and height.
  • Length of life as we shall use it here is the inward concern for one’s own welfare. In other words, it is that inward concern that causes one to push forward, to achieve his own goals and ambitions. 
  • Breadth of life as we shall use it here is the outward concern for the welfare of others. 
  • Height of life is the upward reach for God. Now you got to have all three of these to have a complete life.
Finding Balance is my toughest struggle & often my largest failure. 

1 comment:

Mom B. said...

Very thought provoking. I think balance is an ever occurring situation. Things will change and you are now in a different mind set. Trying to hang on is the ever difficult challenge.