Monday, August 12, 2019

My Escape Route

This is my escape route from social media! :) What a funny thing. People post sayings and quotes that say silence is better than speaking your truth after it says to speak your truth. People like to disagree with what you say when you speak your truth so posting on Facebook is a double-edged sword. I am with my "Missy" visiting the moon who is waiting for us to have a conversation. I can say anything I want to moon without being beat down for speaking my mind on my own Facebook page. People can comment here, too, but they don't usually, and especially there are no immediate reactions or comments. 

This is a better place for me and so I am going to spend more time here under the moon than at my computer speaking my mind on Facebook where others are ready to jump on my words. "Missy" loves to hear me talk, and moon smiles because he knows what any of us say is so small in the large scheme of things in the Universe that he's here to remind me to walk slowly, one step at a time in silence, except for the sounds of the night and the wind whooshing through the trees.

 People post sayings about Peace, which is wonderful. They are preaching to the choir because most or all of the people seeing these posts are already peaceful or also post about's the people who are not of their tribes who may get something new from reading what they post. They think they are being silent posting someone else's words than speaking their truth in their own words. I don't get it - I don't get people. It's time to keep some distance from them. I guess that's why people write books. They can write and say what they want and if people want to read what they write they buy their book. If they dislike what they read, oh well, too bad, they can write to the author and speak their grievances. And even though I may post my blog posts on Facebook I won't be spending time there and will not go back and forth arguing and defending my words and opinions. 

Geeze...I am tired of being put down when I speak my truth. Dear moon, what do you have to say to those people on Facebook who disagree with my words and make me feel as though I am wrong for writing them. How can I be wrong - they are my words? 

"No one can create what is yours. 
They see the world differently than you and differently than all others.
People express how they feel in different ways than everyone else. 
Stay with your own kind. 
The moment you discover someone is not your friend and speaks as though you don't know what you are saying, that one isn't your kind. 
Take time to release frustrations others dump into your space. 
Explain nothing.
You are writing for yourself.
People can read what you write but you, from this point on, will not respond to any comments. It is your right to express yourself. It is other's rights to respond to your words, if they want, but not your place to counter-comment in any way. You are now free to be.
No one has the right to tell you how to feel. No one has the right to correct you, for people who think they are more right than you are self-centered and put much importance on themselves and it causes resentment.

Take a deep breath, my friend. Give "Missy" a pat on the neck for me. Today will be a distant memory and you will be on your way to a more serene time. can always hit the "delete" button!"  :)

written by
Nancy Shewchuk
(all rights reserved)
painting by
Deanna Daffodil Williams

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