"All I really want to do is share what makes me come alive."
Super spectacular words of wisdom from Connie at Dirty Footprints Studio. And she got me pondering this... wanting to share her words, and to share my feelings on this too.
Sharing what make us come ALIVE, that's what I want to do too. Many of us do.
When you are most alive, doing what you love, of course you want to share that with others. You want others to experience it too. It's an amazing feeling! We all need to have that feeling.
But I've seen it get so twisted up in online-land and bloglandia. It becomes then a way to make money. To earn a living. Sharing what makes someone come alive is tied to a bottom line. Marketing. A product.
It starts to feel like we are being sold something that has been masked as "complete self-realization and a fabulous income to boot." That making money is also the goal.
This is an important distinction.
Because what starts to take over is that making money becomes the goal. Or, making a LOT of money becomes the goal.
And I KNOW people, I KNOW. We haven't evolved yet out of the market economy and folks still need to pay for housing and food. I get that. I do.
Why does it make me squirm? Why does it leave a bad taste in my mouth?
I guess I am ready for a shift. I see shift happening. And I am SO grateful for this.
But I want a BIGGER shift. Yes, I am an idealist, dammit.
And how are we going to get this shift if is all we see are well-intentioned folks setting the example of striving for money and material stuff rather than setting LIVING LIFE OUT LOUD and feeling ALIVE as the goal?
This is NOT a judgment against anyone. It's not.
But look around at the mess the US economy is in. Look at the mess this country is in.
Striving for money isn't working.
It's time for something new.
What makes you come ALIVE? Are you pursuing that?
I believe so completely in this.
I know we can do it. I FEEL it, it's coming. Let's hurry it along a bit, shall we?
What makes YOU come alive? Won't you share it with all of us here?
Let's inspire each other!
Questioning the status quo and living out loud. It's what I do. Grin.
Happy Friday to you!