Sunday, February 07, 2010
I've also begun to notice that both message boards and FaceBook are big mood alterers for me (and not in a good way). As someone recently pointed out to me, Facebook updates (and Twitter too) are really ways to create a persona and are not helpful in discovering the "real" self and certainly not the self that God wants me to be.
Centuries ago, food and drink were the main mood alterers for a society that had yet to develop technology much beyond the wheel. Fasting is still a very worthy practice, and one mandated by the Church, but for some of us who have layered technology on top of food as ways to escape, technology has to go first.
I am still going to blog, especially about spiritual issues, and I'll still write poetry. I will still check my e-mail, but less frequently.
As someone who has always been a proponent of less TV (back in the day when it was the dominant technology) I can't believe its taken me this long to come to this conclusion.
I hope to have a fruitful and God-focused Lent and I hope all my readers do as well!