Where are we building?
That live on long after the original copy is gone
Are there any originals?
I don’t know anymore
Perhaps we are all so interconnected
Only by time zones
Memories stored on the web
Are we not avatars
Standing next to our own lives
Emojis carrying our heads up
Every human wearing a crown hammered out of silicone
Nothing is real
Yet it just gets easier
To live a life without purpose or meaning
Stuck in some sort of dreaming mode
Each new app
Spreading another version of self
Torn off strips copy and pasted
Another hour wasted
That could have been spent really living instead.
*I am becoming increasingly hard on myself for time spent in the virtual world.
Years ago I studied (mainly out of interest and it is interesting) Falun Gong. Practitioners believe among other things, that we have a spiritual identity that lives in another dimension and the good that we do in this life adds “gong” (or good energy I guess for want of a better term) to this spiritual form. The goal is to add as much gong to the other entity as possible while alive in this human body.
There is a lot to the study and many parts of it make a lot of sense and this idea of not caring to much about this life, that it is all for this unseen dimension (heaven?) and the soul has links with many religions.
I don’t buy it. I love life. This very human and immediate life.
But it does concern me as I can get a little lost in my other virtual identity on Instagram or here on WordPress at times. Are we the person with loads of laundry and a grocery list to fill, bills to pay, paperwork and an office and a dog (thankfully) that reminds me to get off the bloody phone?
When I see it from Bodhi’s (my Boxer’s) point of view – human staring at phone, fingers moving over the screen, it makes no sense and every hit of common sense.
Put the phone down – do the ten thousand real things that need doing. This world will be here Monday, I need the week-end off to be really real.
See you Monday – have a “real/lay” good week-end.
Header photo is Bodhi
Here is another – when she was a little younger. Constant companion and oh so human in a dogs body.
21 thoughts on “Where do we live?”
Bodhi is just gorgeous!
She is a lovely girl and a great friend
Lovely post Kate! Your posts always have a delightful dimension to them.
PS. Bodhi is so adorable😍
She is a lovely dog and wonderful companion. A very good friend to have.
Enjoy your laid back weekend, Kate 🙂 I can only manage time on WordPress and refuge to get caught up in the world of apps, Twitter, and Instagram.
It’s such a pain Rosaliene as sometimes I love the connectivity of Instagram and others I don’t want to go anywhere near it. I’m learning the balance slowly – week-ends off are a must. It’s late Sunday. I’ve had such a lovely week-end not thinking about anything to do with the virtual world.
Have a wonderful weekend … see ya on the other side! 😀
Hi Widds – it’s Sunday evening and couldn’t resist jumping back on – been a relaxing week-end in the real world though and even got some real world things accomplished …not the ironing though, always tomorrow. 😊 hope you had a lovely week-end too
Bodhi is beautiful! I used to be heavily invested in New age spirituality, and the concept was that life is a big play and we create our own reality. This made me paranoid because i suffer from anxiety and kept thinking i would create negative things! Have a great weekend x
I know that concern – have certainly had it myself when all those books and movies like The Secret surfaced. I do think we create our own reality but if I can’t call up a million bucks with extremely focused thought (put quite a bit of time into that one before 😉) then I doubt I’m going to conjure up my plane crashing either. Visualisation works in a much broader arc then our little moment to moment worries and concerns.
I like to think of it as the universe will deliver what is best for us at that moment.
And it not specific. So say we visualized more money, we may be gifted something.
I’ve been feeling a little like this. Somehow stepping back means stepping off the virtual world or at least a reduction in it. Enjoy your weekend! 👍😊
I have enjoyed it – actually got a few things done though today has been reading. Will just have to remember it is like a room I can walk into but should keep the door firmly shut when I’m busy.
That’s a great way of looking at it. 👍🙏😊
Internet/blogging is addictive. I’ll only go on the computer for half an hour turns into five hours as I lose track of time.
It’s a rabbit hole Len. So many interesting people and their lives. Addictive is the word.
Bodhi! 🙂 Yes, yes and yes…….we are so good at being hard on ourselves, another way we forget to truly live. I often feel I’m in some self imposed holding tank waiting for my “real” life to begin. How foolish.
Yes! What the hell is the go with the “holding tank” feel the same way sometimes, but this is it.
Yes, this is it, the good the bad and the ugly, no choice but to weather each storm and rainbow with grace and dignity. Glad you know that feeling too and I’m not alone 😉
Bodhi…Beautiful name, beautiful dog. Look at those compassionate little eyes! Wonderful words, as always. Really interested in that Gong person! I’ll have to look it up 🙂
It’s an interesting theory and practice well worth reading up on.