Relationships in Social Media

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~Albert Einstein

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PHOTO CREDIT: Maggie Rawlinson

I love Social Media. I am on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, just to mention a few.

Over the years, I’ve connected with many wonderful people. As someone who has traveled extensively, I enjoy living with “no borders” and exploring new cultures. I have friends from all parts of the world. All of God’s children are beautiful.

We all make choices in life. I choose to surround myself with positive people and those who are fine with the fact that I can have my own opinion and we can disagree respectfully. I strongly believe that respecting others has to do with self-respect.

I don’t have enemies. Simply because I don’t dehumanize others and label them as the enemy. I’ve learned to distance myself from cruel, ego-driven people. Reacting/responding to them only encourages their bad behavior. Fear and insecurity govern the ego. If you meet such people, don’t fuel their dramas because the more you react, the more you’ll attract drama into your own life.

All negativity is a cry for love and compassion. Do not take offense if someone is rude or unkind. It may seem like they’re trying to hurt you. We just don’t understand the personal baggage they bring to the situation. People are doing the best they can, given their circumstances and belief systems.

You may have noticed how one upset person can affect a whole community and how one loving, wise person can be inspirational.

When we bring our positive and loving energy to the surrounding environment, others feel loving and peaceful too.

We can choose peace no matter how others are acting. Anger is temporary. How we respond is our responsibility. Nobody can make us angry or upset without our consent.

We always have a choice; peace over worry and love over conflict.

Over time, I’ve learned that simply observing people without making any judgments can lead to better understanding.

We are not responsible for making other people’s social media relationships work; they are. I do not worry if some of my friends choose to leave. As I grow spiritually, people will either grow and stay in my life or leave.

Sometimes “letting go” is an act of greater power than hanging on.

If you really want to be transparent in Social Media, try not to make quick judgments about others. Adults can act like children. Fighting with them brings you down to their level. Open your heart, send out love and refuse to allow their negative energy into your life.

You don’t need to change yourself in order to have successful relationships in Social Media. You only need to love yourself. Love is within your heart. Don’t seek it outside yourself.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Shannon May