Petals, here's what I've discovered--there's a lot more room for wonder and for magic when we simplify our lives, when we strip away everything (or as much as we can) standing between us and the world around us. Some of us, perhaps, can keep our devices and our online accounts, our closets of much-loved clothing and piles of books and still see the daily divinity of risings and settings, tides and weather patterns.
For me, and I suspect for many of us, self-prescribed obligations throw up a wall between ourselves and this daily arrival of natural wonders. So, to that end, I'm going to try a little experimental simplifying. At the end of the week, I'm going to take a break from Facebook. I'll continue to post Satyas on the website (thisquietearth.com) and on Instagram, but I'm just going to give myself some breathing space. More and more, I dread Facebook and its headlines, its invasiveness, its suggestions, its big-brother-y nonsense and the disturbing way it seems to know what I'm thinking before I do. It doesn't, in other words, feel like a space of healing.
No doubt, the entire web lives and breathes as one spooky science-fiction hive-mind, but this is a place to begin. A vacation. A break. A brick out of the wall.