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 July 2, 2012 Elephant

"Rumi is Social Media Crack Cocaine."

A call for renewed “Slow” Social Media consumption & sharing.

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

Oh yeah? I agree. Probably.

But a little feel good quote ain’t spirituality, or even real joy. Leave me alone with your trite share-happy aphorisms, oh Facebookers, Pinteresters, and other too-speedy-to-be-present friends.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.”

~ Rumi


I gave a little seminar or workshop on Social Media for the Greater Good, yesterday, at the Unreasonable Institute, where I’m honored to serve as a mentor.

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ~ Rumi

I used Austin’s Black Swan Yoga’s Facebook Page as a prime example of how a small business can go big, gathering community, online, for free.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
~ Rumi


And I said “Rumi is social media crack cocaine,” at one point. It’s true: all of human history, learning, and civilization, and we’ve become Pinterested only in pretty photos and quotes. Put one of those up, and speedy Americans will share, like, and move on. And your brand will grow.

But...click here to read the rest.

Yours,

Waylon Lewis

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