Monday, August 3, 2009

Nirvana's seventh heaven

I am thinking of a world, a virtual paradise to play and learn and share idea's only I wonder is it anti productive to entertain people that way? Now that Television is being obliterated by the Internet how can one create a productive space? I wonder? It's I listened as an economist was talking about the new connection he has made with life on the web or in virtual world and this information cornucopia Google has created, how it makes us closer in our new virtual behaviors to people with autism. It is a form of techno Autism this life on the computer and it isn't a bad thing. I like his thesis. I also appreciate taking the disability out of something like Autism or the "bad" connotation because some people do quite well with it (Autism) they are high functioning. So it opens up the concept that maybe this is the future, we are morphing into people with seemingly less emotional contact and yet deeper virtual connections. Is this a bad thing? Also there is no longer an excuse to be uninformed all one has to do is "google" something or Wiki it...this is huge.

It means life as we have know it is changing in a gigantic way and it is helpful to tackle it with understanding and join in...instead of say rebelling or fighting it. We humans evolve no matter what. I remember when a phone call went unanswered and the person just tried back later. When messages were written on scraps of paper attached to the fridge. I don't miss those days I just think it is cute when I meet youngsters who are baffled about how we survived without say texting. I dig this new modality I think it isn't a bad thing that our less capable brethren socially have this magnificent way to connect to each other, to me...I like this community we have and I love the freedom. Word is, they want to charge a dollar a day to use facebook. It will kill it.

There is something about free that keeps us in... I know we need an exchange but something tells me we are missing it, what this exchange actually is.

Take off the old eyes/way of seeing and reconnoiter a new perspective it's here life for us , now and later is here we just have to find it and see or be humble and admit it may be so simple and kind we might miss it.

I reckon it's care, love and community. The new modality is love.


Tony Carrington said...

I'm reminded of some Rumi sayings:

Those who don't feel this Love
pulling them like a river,

those who don't drink dawn
like a cup of cool spring water

or take in sunset like a tasty supper,

those who don't want to change,

...let them sleep.

Such love is beyond the study of religion,
...old trickery mixed with hypocrisy.

If you want to improve your mind that way,

...sleep on.

I've given up on my brain.
I've torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it all away.

If you're not completely naked,
then wrap your beautiful robe
of words around you,

and sleep.

When the paintings are hidden, will see the painter.

...and if you wish to draw near to God,
you must seek God in the heart of another..

(internet notwithstanding :-)

glt said...

Rumi was so analog! I can smell him...

I commented on facebook.
...and am attempting to go with the flow here.

Love, friends and good community seem important.