I’ve fallen in love with my fellow WordPress bloggers! I think it began happening when I decided to read my WordPress reader and see what sorts of things were showing up there. Then I did a couple of the Daily Post Daily Prompts and bingo, I’m a part of what seems like a huge community!
When I’m meditating, I use Buddhist prayer beads. I like the noise of the beads making soft clinking sounds as I move them between my fingers. At the end of my meditations, I hold my beads up, and bow my head. I imagine everyone around the world praying for each other and for me, and I in turn receiving everyone’s prayers and praying for them and for the world.
Intellectually I know that there are a LOT of people in the world. Physically I don’t see them, being quite content sitting in my own little introverted world and saying an occasional hello to a neighbor.
But this WordPress thing is intriguing. Because it’s as though the millions of people I imagine in my prayers are coming to life — not as pristine spiritual holier-than-thou-with-an-agenda figures of humanity, but as real, living, breathing humans with faults, screaming temper tantrums, psychotic fits, silliness, and sinful impurities. No different than me. I feel very bonded to this group of people, all finding their ways of expressing their lives through words and pictures. I will never find a resolution or a purpose for my own life without my written words, so somehow it feels good to have a like-minded community of people who quietly sit inside my computer, undemanding, and occasionally we touch each other through our fingers.