Relationships have strongly dominated many of my most recent conversations. It just so happens that I stumble upon folks that are having the same questions, thoughts, queries and concerns about the current status of their relationships, funny how the universe works.
I'm sure many believe me to be speaking of intimate, sexual relationships, solely. And, whereas I am, I'm mainly speaking about relationships, period. I understand that the sign of the times demands evolution, but, what I'm wondering is, what are we actually evolving into?
From as far back as I can remember, firmly rooted relationships fill my memory bank. Families were deeply interconnected, friendships were built on strong bonds and ties, that were made face to face. Intimate (I use this word loosely, as I believe all relationships, especially close ones, are intimate), sexual relationships were held in sacred privacy.
I'm as big a fan of technology as the next person, however, because of it, there has been a tremendous shift, as large as a pink, polka dot elephant standing in the middle of the living room. Intimacy, sacredness and privacy have been removed leaving our most sacred space(s) wide open and susceptible to negative energies and charges. The lack of privacy has resulted in an abundance of instant gratification and dispensable "relationships". Commitment seemingly have flown out the window as instantaneous "options" are far too great, and a click's length away. I've witnessed, family, friends, lovers, strangers, etc, be replaced, discarded and/or passively aggressively ridiculed and blatantly bullied on social media(s). I've been guilty of some of the above myself...I also believe that the instant access to a "venting" platform, creates a serious unraveling of the critical human thread. There isn't a room today, that one can walk into and not see the drone lighting of a device, illuminating at least one (but, the chances of that are scarce...let's bank on countless) person's face.
I'm questioning if we can recover from this, if we can undo what's already been done? This is our way of life now...this is totally acceptable (not), and if that is the case, what happens to the nature and natural progression of relationships? (pt II of this story coming soon)
"Put that in your pipe and smoke it!" - Grannyism
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