Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/22/2018

Facebook Fast

As part of my ongoing attempt to cut out media and entanglements that are not conducive to the development of mindfulness and concentration I have deactivated my Facebook account. I found that any good I may have been able to do in terms of offering support and standing in solidarity with the oppressed and victimized was outweighed by the agitation it caused in my heart.

It has been more difficult than I expected to separate myself from it and I found that I often became embroiled in debate with people that proved utterly fruitless. I’ve discovered it is next to impossible to educate compassion on Facebook so fighting with those who are lacking only disturbed my own peace.

I hope that by giving up the news and Facebook I’ll be able to cultivate more peace and less anxiety. In addition, I hope to become less opinionated and combative. We shall see.

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