The Watcher

alone

I restore myself when I’m alone. – Marilyn Monroe

Me too. I know that Marilyn struggled with privacy and wonder how she would feel in this age of social media, when we can stay connected at all times. Both glorious and distracting, this new way of connecting can separate me from my experience while simultaneously allowing me to share my experience with more and more people.

I am finding it important to remember to embody my experience. For me, social media creates a kind of watcher in my head. As I am living life, I can see the luscious pictures on instagram and the short quip that might express the moment. When I find myself frequently thinking in facebook status’, I remember to come back to my breath, the steady stream of life that connects my mind and body. These moments restore me to a sense of connection with the my humanness and the earth. Then I can go back to reaching out, exploring, and connecting.

How do you restore yourself?