Everything is a Miracle

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people; first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other [people], living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. [We] experience [ourselves], [our] thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of [our] consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Only a life lived for others is worth living.

~ Albert Einstein

Episode 19: I Quit Social Media & This Is What Happened.

At the beginning of December, or thereabouts, I decided to quit social media for a while. I’m not a huge social media user anyway and I’ve never felt comfortable putting my personal life online for just anyone to see. Personally, it doesn’t feel right for me to allow strangers insight into my life and to have a bigger audience than the people directly around me. Quitting social media basically meant deactivating my Instagram account as that was my main vice. (I said farewell to Facebook a few years ago, Twitter was something I never really understood the hype, Snapchat was a no, and TikTok I’ll leave to Gen Z.)

I just thought it would be a nice break from constantly picking up my phone and mindlessly scrolling for fifteen – twenty minutes. What I didn’t expect was all the other benefits that came with it…Quite honestly, I’m shocked at how I feel now.

So, in this week’s episode, I discuss what I’ve discovered in the last few weeks, the changes I feel, and what my thoughts about social media are. This is all my opinion, by the way – you can disagree and you can argue. Right now, I’m more than happy to continue with this social media free way of life.

What do you think of social media? Think I’m talking crap? Or maybe you’ve given up social media in 2021? Perhaps you’re someone who can’t live without it?

Whatever your thoughts, let me know! Email me at sheuncensored@gmail.com

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Episode 19: I Quit Social Media & This Is What Happened. She Uncensored

At the beginning of December, or thereabouts, I decided to quit social media for a while. I'm not a huge social media user anyway and I've never felt comfortable putting my personal life online for just anyone to see. Personally, it doesn't feel right for me to allow strangers insight into my life and to have a bigger audience than the people directly around me. Quitting social media basically meant deactivating my Instagram account as that was my main vice. (I said farewell to Facebook a few years ago, Twitter was something I never really understood the hype, Snapchat was a no, and TikTok I'll leave to Gen Z.) I just thought it would be a nice break from constantly picking up my phone and mindlessly scrolling for fifteen – twenty minutes. What I didn't expect was all the other benefits that came with it…Quite honestly, I'm shocked at how I feel now. So, in this week's episode, I discuss what I've discovered in the last few weeks, the changes I feel, and what my thoughts about social media are. This is all my opinion, by the way – you can disagree and you can argue. Right now, I'm more than happy to continue with this social media free way of life. What do you think of social media? Think I'm talking crap? Or maybe you've given up social media in 2021? Perhaps you're someone who can't live without it, or you've never had any social media accounts? Whatever your thoughts, let me know. Email me at sheuncensored@gmail.com or head to http://www.sheuncensored.com
  1. Episode 19: I Quit Social Media & This Is What Happened.
  2. Episode 18 – Making Friends with Fear in 2021
  3. Episode 17: Resilience – What it is, and how you can increase your resilience in every day life.
  4. Episode 16: You Need to Take a Break – Making Space for Rest in the Hustle Culture
  5. Episode 15: Exposing Female Beauty Standards – Assumptions, Stereotypes, & Experiences [Part 2 of 2]

Try & Try & Try Again

Something I needed to remind myself of the other day and thought you may need reminding, too.

I’ve often given something up before finding out if I was even good at it, simply because I didn’t pick it up immediately. For example, I gave up guitar because I found it too hard the first time around. I also gave up bass guitar when I was younger because I couldn’t get the hang of it. For a while, I gave up drawing because I wasn’t as good as the other artists I saw.

There are so many things that I have quit simply because I wasn’t able to adapt to them quick enough for my liking. Just think – if I’d stuck at those things diligently, I’d probably be a pretty good guitar player right now!

Talent is a gift…but even those with great talent know that you must keep practicing. To get better at something, you must keep showing up and giving it your best. One day, you might find that you’ve actually gotten pretty good, after all. Those who are most successful in life did just that – kept showing up, kept giving it their all, and believed that they could.

There is never a point where you’ve ‘made it’ and, if you think that you have, that is the moment you’ve already lost it.

Keep going and, by the end of 2021, you’ll be able to see how far you’ve come.

Connect

Hey hi hello.

Happy new year to you all! I hope that, however you celebrated (or didn’t), the first tentative few steps into 2021 have been positive so far.

I’ve been feeling curious lately about you, dear readers and listeners. I see you tuning into my podcast, I notice you reading these posts, and I’m mindful that I do a lot of the talking in these conversations. As such, I’d really like to connect with you this year. It would bring me so much joy to hear from you.

Tell me about yourself.

What do you love? What’s your favourite memory from 2020? What are your hopes for 2021? What’s your favourite colour?

Tell me anything and everything. Maybe you want to share something that’s been on your mind for a while. Maybe you want to share a favourite picture you’ve taken recently. Maybe you’d like to tell me a funny joke you heard the other day. I just want to hear from you, in whatever capacity you’d like to share.

So, if you have a spare moment, drop me an email…

sheuncensored@gmail.com

I can’t wait to hear from you.

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