I'm so in line with the Waldorf concept of the less electronic communication the better. I struggle with the fact that I have gotten into email as a very simple form of communication. I order things online so that I have a larger shopping area, I look things up online instead of going to the library. All this technology keeps me from some of my favorite places: bookstores, libraries, stationery stores. I have not made peace within myself, that I have succumbed to the electronic world in many ways.
While driving home from getting my morning coffee today, I had the realization that blogging, though electronic, has supported my "living in the moment" existence. Since I have been blogging I have become so much more aware of the small details of life. I look around myself with greater intention. I look with the desire to share instead of judge. I am more generous with my kind thoughts because I know that I will be sharing some of them with an unknown, diverse audience. I'm more cautious with my complaining, because I actually have quite a lovely life when I look at it through the eyes of others.
For so many years I did journal, but blogging has saved me from the poison pen I carried to my journal. I've realized that I can get lost in darkness quite easily. I could become the victim within the privacy of my secret pages at the drop of a hat. Blogging has opened doors for me that I didn't realize were there. I know myself as a more joyful person. And when I get responses to my posts it makes my heart sing...that my words, my days, as simple as they may have been, have amused another human being. And...even if I don't get comments, I still feel better in my belly. I have found enlightenment in blogging. Who wouldda thunk?