Bring Your Heart to the Internet and Use It Like a Digital Buddha

You’re before the interent. It emerges from your own mind. Drop into your depth and surf the web like a Buddha

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Social media is like money. It doesn’t care what you think about it.

Ultimately, it’s a neutral force. It depends on the intention of our relationship to it that changes what it means to us.

Use it as an extension of your heart and grow in love.

Use it as an extension of your brain and get lost in its maze.

In truth, it’s an extension of both. This is beautiful because it can represent the very best of humanity and bring us closer to home. It’s scary because it can represent the worst of humanity and drag us deeper into chaos.

I’m no neuroscientist but I’m a neuroscience geek. I love learning about fancy words like the Anterior Cingulate Cortex and knowing how the SSA and HPAA(that’s Sympathetic Nervous System and Hyptothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal-Axis for you luddites ;) ) work together to undermine our peace of mind. Not only does it make me feel smart, it really gives a sense of how things work in this skull of ours. Learning a little bit about neuroscience has shifted my relationship to social media.

Having 1.1 trillion brain cells and 100 billion neurons, all making multiple connections faster than a flash of lightning, our brain constantly yearns for stimulation.

Just knowing these facts about the brain was a game changer for me.

At the same time, there is a theory of the unified consciousness of humanity, that we are all cells in one giant global brain. It’s a bit more complex, sometimes called the ‘Field Theory’ or the ‘Unified Human Consciousness’ theory; the underlying idea is that all of our thoughts, emotions, and knoweldge are interconnected in an invisible ‘sphere of reason’ that floats above and between us.

When I consider these two persepctives (the neuroscience perspective and the global-mind perspective) my view of social media shifts towards seeing it as an organic extension of our inner consciousness.

Here are a few takeaways on how to use social media to uplift your life and unite humanity.

Sounds a bit grand, I know, but hear me out.

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Conclusion

These are just a few pointers that might help us all engage with social media with more heart-centred human consciousness. We live in such pivotal times, and tech plays a huge role in defining these shifts, but we must remember that it is ultimately born of the human heart. It is up to us to use tech to bring a higher understanding of life and humanity and remind us of who we are and what we value the most.

Let’s keep connecting, sharing, and learning, but remember to let it all land back in our hearts and precious human bodies. Let social media lift you up, merge part of your mind and soul with all of humanity, and then ground back down into the earth’s roots and integrate it into our unique human perspective.

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John Vincent Shrader

John is a yogi, visionary and author residing in India. He has dedicated his life to the eternal search for truth .