Share and Share A Like

child opening mouth and colors, shapes, creativity expressing out.

As a whole, we people have always needed to express ourselves to others. From cave walls to the Louvre. From telegraphing to texting. From social visits to social media.

Self-expression creates community. It’s also part of our self-awareness process.

When we share with others, we actually create ourselves. Because what we focus our attention on, grows. We are magnets, in that what we offer attracts more of the same right back at us.

Who do you want to be? Okay, that’s pretty huge. Let’s begin with, What kind of day do you wish to have today?

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

The good news is that this is flexible. If you don’t like the current story of your life, or maybe just a particular chapter or passage, then change it. Begin by attending to how you visit and what you share with others.

When I describe a major event (such as a new job, empty nesting, or the passing of a parent) as going through a difficult time, then that’s exactly what it becomes. Yet when I describe the same situation as navigating a new normal, or charting change, or even maneuvering a milestone, I now have an entirely different experience of this life process. And I know which one feels better to me.

Beginning to make this switch is as simple as one word .  I can start with going from “What’s wrong?” to “What’s up?” 

What we pass along is who we become. What are you creating with your Likes and Shares? (Click to Tweet this. Yes, that’s irony.)

What we choose to share, defines who we are. C. Voyatzis
Did you have any Ahas? What would you like to attract more of in your life? Is it easier to forget to attend to what we express because of social media, or is it the same as when we did it over the phone or across the table from someone? Create yourself in the comments below. We’ll create ourselves together as we read and respond. 🙂

2 Replies to “Share and Share A Like”

  1. So.much.truth. Gina!!!! Wonderful share! My aha is that social media has made me more aware of what and how I share…never would have guessed that…..But, I am vigilant about what it is I create and express through these avenues, and I am ok with that. Awareness is gold! Thanks for sharing the love! ❤

    1. Vigilance is awareness is attending-to. No surprise Oops-How-Did-I-Get-Here is a great thing!! This approach also helps me pause and then move forward mindfully when clicking Like and Share. I know that what content I create directly creates who I am, but I hadn’t thought of how a simple Like or Repost action is creating Me, too.

      Nothing to worry about, it’s just that, as you said, awareness is gold! And I’m having a richer experience (oh, ha ha!) with my full(er awareness!

      Thank you for posting your comments!

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