Web Weird World

I’ve been working on my new website until my eyes are square for the last couple of days. When my web guy imported my address list from the e-mail account onto my site, the software automatically sent out something to everyone on my address list, something I didn’t compose, ask for or approve. Ouch. The web world is an imperative these days, but the rules of it are so far beyond even the people we hire to be on top of it. Ah well.

Much of the focus of my work is regarding recovery of the indigenous mind, the original and inherent aspects of psyche that modernization have marginalized and suppressed. It is a strong challenge for me to stay true to what I care about in these ways, while learning to work with the new methods for dissemination of ideas and information. The computer and web conversations demand more and more hours of the day. The best I can do some days is take the work outside onto the porch so the wind and birds and mountains can feed me while I work on it. I so appreciate the connections the web creates, but also need very much to understand how to create a balance with it. Our forebears in every field of inquiry – political, philosophical, artistic, poetic, scriptural and spiritual – did not leave a map for us on this one. We are on our own.

2 Responses to “Web Weird World”

  1. Darita-Rose Alden Says:

    I wonder if you know about this, would assume, but that’s often not a good idea: http://www.amazon.com/Tao-Equus-Journey-Healing-Transformation/dp/1577314204/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271138153&sr=1-1

    and: http://www.amazon.com/Riding-Between-Worlds-Expanding-Potential/dp/1577315766/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

    And also, re-reading Laura Ingalls Wilder, as part of researching my heroine’s journey book, I am thinking of how she was in both worlds. She said that she could read animals’ minds, but not people’s. I do think she was kind of naive about how the political world works, but I love how she felt so safe and at-home in nature … a woman who ran with the wolves, and her encounter with a wolf was so great …

  2. Deb Tegano Says:

    Yes, I agreee — maybe you are reminding us to appreciate the tension — our need for a balance between this increasingly necessary technology and our ever-necessary inner world. And so, I will be on your mountain with others this Sunday for a few days of re-balancing my system…. Looking forward to our time together!

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