How to Balance Spirituality & Social Media

How to Balance Spirituality & Social Media



greetings so family my name is Lucia tada-san I assist people with self-improvement and spiritual growth today we're going to be talking about a very interesting relationship that between social media and spirituality and whether or not the two things can work together in a synchronized state of harmony or whether they will always be destructive forces fighting against each other but before we begin I do want to thank my friends over at premium Jane comm for sponsoring this video they make incredible full-spectrum have the CBD that is legal again in all 50 states grown organically in Oregon and is also extracted in a solvent free process which means that it's not just fully vegan it's as healthy as CBD can get and if you use the code COI F at checkout you'll get 20% off of your purchase so again thank you to my friends at premium Jane comm for sponsoring this video and independent creators alike but that being said let's begin so when we think of a moniker like spirituality and social media as defined terms we have to understand what we're talking about before we can recognize whether or not they can create a cohesive relationship so when we're talking about spirituality we're mainly speaking on any path practice or philosophy that works towards expanding one's awareness outside of just the field of ego mindedness or of selfishness spiritual practice a spiritual path a religious path is all about inclusion widening we've seen the divinity around us seeing the synchronized nature of all things as they have been flow together and that's why it's often said that one who is a spiritual seeker is in essence a seeker of truth a a surveyor of what really is versus what we've been taught or believed to be true so while we have this really in-depth path these really special ancient ever-evolving past towards expanding our awareness being inclusive of others discovering truths we also are faced with in this generation social media which can often feel separate dichotomized full of aggressive emotions full of self judgment loathing and a need to be accepted and the more were on in youth social media along with scientific tests and studies we see and can feel as if we're becoming more and more detached from one another even though the Internet has existed in come into fruition to bring us all together so if we have these two seemingly in cohesive paths one of harmonization and unity and another of dichotomy and separateness can they in any way shape or form work together well in my view and in the view of many other people I've talked to close to me they can work together if we can learn to see the toxic signs that spread them apart that separate them and from my own research and from my own practice I seem to notice that most of these issues stem from the social media side of things right social media the rise in the evolution of the Internet is a new thing a very very new thing although media has gone back hundreds if not thousands of years spiritual paths spiritual practices ancient philosophies have kind of synchronized and spread similar messages over eons of human involvement so while there might be little bones to pick in that realm the majority of it comes from the social realm so if we can learn to see and move beyond these inhibiting issues we can find harmony I think between social media and spirituality but we have to see these issues first so the first big issue that I think it is necessary to recognize especially in regards to humanizing social media in spirituality evolving and overcoming those dangers is the essence of fear-mongering in the media this can be anywhere from new celebrity gossip too forced connections and even that term we've heard recently known as bolo or a fear of missing out a lot of the media the clicks we get the click that you see here on YouTube it's all based on fear mockery on making us afraid that we are either not safe are missing something or are going to be cast out of whatever everyone else is into and understanding and being a part of them this goes for music for movies for celebrity culture again for pretty much everything that exists you have an overbearing presence of fear-mongering in what we see on the social plat and the biggest problem with this fear-mongering is that it evokes real fear within us almost a biological in-depth level it evokes that actual fear that can hold us back or make us feel again isolated or separate so if we can understand and keep it in our frame of mind that a lot if not most of what we are taught and shone through titles through big influencers is based on fear monger or make much feel as if we are less or missing out in some sense we get better at seeing this control mechanism and instead of reacting to it we can move beyond it we can see it for the illusion that it is that we're really not missing out on anything that life is perfect as it is and we're going about our path as best we can and that we don't really gain or grow or evolve or enjoy through living out a life based on what all these other platforms tell us to even me speaking and telling you this now shouldn't be something you believe blindly it should be something you do your own research on dissect rationalize and then come to a point another big issue we see with social media that can hold us back and stop us from synchronizing or evolving on our own spiritual path is that of emotional detachment emotional detachment is huge because of the way we perceive social media it's not because of our spiritual path that attaches us that actually brings us into Union but the way we perceive social dynamics that says you make us feel separate a big example of this is the lack of critical thinking that can affect us on social media that that hide minor mob mentality we see there's a lot in the common news and on Twitter especially with things like cancer culture right if one person makes a mistake they are cancelled they are done for we don't have any emotional depth to rationalize or see them as a soul who's evolving who makes mistakes who grows we simply accept a hive mind position which is popular right now that says if that person they suck let's keep finding other people that stuff and casting them out you know it's not a communal way of living when we have people we actually care about what we're living from our heart or from love when people make mistakes we don't cast them out we tried to help and assist them so that they can be reformed and rejoin the society and we can all grow together because we are a communal species this is why emotional detachment can be regressive to our spiritual path in regards to social media is that it makes us very one-dimensional it makes our emotions the way we see things in the way we react to things one-dimensional and therefore it makes us start viewing the world and people in one dimensional light in the dichotomized separate light instead of seeing the full spectrum of reality for what it is and this leads into the third problem that can hinder our spiritual growth is that a holding and harnessing false worldviews we are allowing social media to create our worldviews instead of allowing our experience of life to create our worldview so instead of me sitting here looking at nature around me one sitting in this little Hotel in Bali if I was not in my practice if I was not aware of the fact that there are false worldviews I can be spending all my time on my phone thinking of reality is what all these other people are telling me in reality is instead of discovering it for myself and if we want to bridge the gap between social media and spiritual life and grow we have to recognize that these worldviews we are shown online are not what reality actually is they might be a glimpse or a sliver of some realities to some people but not yours because your reality is this your reality is wherever you're at with whatever you're doing with whatever dreams you're cultivating on whatever meditations and practices and books you're reading to help you get closer to the source that is your reality and you cannot let it be curated by the false worldview so that you walk around in your daily life seeing things as unreal when this moment right here and now is as real as it gets so when we can notice those hindrances of social media in regards to our spiritual path and correct them we can then dive fully into the benefits and that what I consider to be the connecting factors of social media and spirituality to allow them to work together versus be a a dangerous concoction so what are these positive aspects of social media and spirituality that we need to really dive into and be thankful for as often as we can the biggest one to me is obviously the access of information right now this right here me and you right now having this conversation via online platform is you having an infinite amount of access to information just like I am that we have never had in human history and so you can learn that and so the power is that you can use that to learn and grow and evolve and change and think logically and rationalize and dive into your emotions and find the truth where before you might have had to go to different countries and find esoteric little teachers in the hills and Himalayas to discover these trees they're all free and available online and you have access to that right now and that is one of those beautiful things about social media and spirituality is that it can awaken extensively increase our ability to awaken to truth and to dive into a true pact practice that works for us deeper than ever before because we have access to all this information and again with access to all this information becomes comes another one of the fringing factors which is widening our expansive awareness on all things sex religion gender all these different topics that in the past and even still in some closed off countries are very taboo and cannot be talked about and aren't looked at with clarity or with an open heart you can use your practice again to go into all these topics and do research and discover truth and synonymous and synchronize your life with everyone else's we stop viewing things through the cultural paradigms we were taught during childhood we stopped having racist and sexist views because we can use social media to see how beautiful and how alike all of us are as souls inhabiting body which leads me to another one of the biggest factors that bring and empower us through social media and spirituality working together is that you can find like-minded people in your life just like on this channel we have community of like-minded people you can use social media to find other people in the area that are like-minded as well that you can build a Sangha with as they call it in Buddhism a spiritual community to grow together I've seen this happen in Los Angeles I see it here in Bali everywhere we utilize the internet people are utilizing social media to actually bring the same frequency of vibration into the physical life and to enjoy it as such again this is and that's something that was not possible in the past and it's only possible because of the use of social media through a conscious lens to create that beautiful group community that can help you grow and evolve in your life more than anything else on them and finally one of the biggest bridging factors the number one pillar to myself and to my mind is that you can discover a deeper purpose for life than what you might just be able to discover in your life right now it's like I was saying about false worldviews right your reality is what you perceive but you can utilize the internet instead of seeing false worldviews you can become aware of even deeper truths to revolutionize and really sink into fully the true depth and potential of your real world view of things so you can utilize instead of seeing fullest world views in a negative light you can see true role of use intuitive doing study is diving into conversations other people online following the real genuine teachers you can use that to expand the moment you close your phone and get off spirituality to expand your worldview and to see truth and a whole new light in a way again that you might not have ever been able to discover before so we can you literally utilize social media for a new conscious collective that's what social media is it's a conscious collective meeting in certain places through certain apps that can allow us to take that information to take take that nectar and to jump back into our real life off the phone which our book realized but for what I'm saying off the phone and you realize what you've learned what you've discovered the energies you've picked up about reality about deeper spiritual ways of seeing thinking and practicing you can take that from spirituality download it into your mind and then upload it back into your real world and family with friends with your job with everything and that's why I think it's so important to find a way to bridge the gap between social media and spirituality and and to let them work together instead of seeing them as always separate destructive dangerous things so if you look out for these few ways that hold us back we can also easily by going through those by recognizing them evolve past them and utilize all these beautiful tools to help us enjoy life like never before and to grow and thrive like never before so that is today's video on social media and spirituality a few have any questions or comments or video requests please make sure like subscribe and leave those down below I'll do my best to answer and reply and take note and as always I'll see you guys next time Rob Rob you