The Net, The Connect, The Network and Internet of Life
The Internet of Things, The Internet of Everything
Sometimes, we have with everything we connect. Some other times, we connect with every think we have. This is a very brief glimpse upon the parallels being drawn between the functioning and the incredible connectivity and effect that the Internet has on people’s lives.
The World has become so very integrally dependent upon the Internet that even a few moments of down time are immensely challenging. Now come to think about it that before there was the Internet, humanity had an extremely interconnected network already and mind you, this is way back from thousands of years, so this means that for centuries people all across the World operated and functioned with an amazing network despite the huge gaps of time in between actually connecting, getting interconnected and then further facilitating the process with considerable patience.
The key factors here are peoples attitude and patience particularly. In those days, people were far more considerate, kinder, mindful and resourceful as well by having some of the most amazing inventions discovered which are serving us very brilliantly in each and every moment of our lives. So in a way, the creative human potential, whether then or now prevails, however those elements of ingeniousness and genuineness from then to now have become affected by excessive dependence upon whatever is externally relied upon.
This means that to some extent when comparing from before to now, people are using less of their core competent intellectual faculties to further discover and create. Well, there are remarkable inventions, experiments and research ongoing, but when looking at things back then and things as we face them now, the extent to which people achieved with what they had then is truly commendable.
Now, some people when reading this may wonder where this is actually intending to lead to? and to come to the point. Well see, here itself or there itself or anywhere itself, the patience quotient of people has got saturated to a very high extent, it is as if people’s virtue of patience has diminished? Not really, it is actually that we are not connecting truly with our own selves and societies are becoming more mechanical and technologically oriented where even people, a Family within one single roof are distanced in different rooms and unable to take the gracious effort of getting up and coming across to speak, they remain closeted in their rooms chatting and gossiping or even at other times genuinely engaged with their respective agendas and assignments respectively.
That was then, this is now; Then people used to reach across, whether in a conversation face to face, on the telephone or in a letter or in a telegram or through messengers, whatever it was, from then to now, there are many key elements that have got replaced with swiftness of the typical answer, no time, i am busy, lets see tomorrow or the next week or the next month or the next year or the next time…….?
This topic is coming to the main point now, it is that we have begun believing that the Internet is going to take us places and that if we are interconnected, we are amongst the best of networking and having a huge social circle and time and again getting distracted by all the prolific extra activities of social engagement that galore. This is not intending to reflect skeptically upon social networking but rather seeking to establish a better understanding of how we could be more productively efficient and achieve far much more with the very same element of time that we have, since way back then, people did not have the resources, but had time and could connect exceptionally well; and way back now and further ahead, despite having time, people are actually not detached from their ownselves; yes, this is the key of the complete article, people are getting so engaged and connected with others, that they start living in a way to mainly please others and catering their identity on and in alignment with what’s trending rather than what’s intending? rather than what’s one’s pure intentionality because the demands of time have changed, since if they do not, then they get left behind and are considered boring or out of the century?
Living in such a manner becomes so very paramount that people forsake sleep, eat improperly and sometimes eating while looking at their electronic devices, not realizing what they are consuming, drinking what they are not aware, just doing so many things almost mechanically? or habitually? or out of reflex action?
Where has the joy of connectivity gone? When commuting across the cities, we notice people are all heads down, intently focusing upon their smartphones or electronic devices and have forgotten to greet each other and smile?
There is no time, they have become caught in the challenging demand of the current times which have left them racing and rushing for being able to do the very most within the very least possible time frames? Actually no, it is not like that, there is time, but the awareness factor is being neglected, which is why the no time surfaces.
Try it and see, discipline and regulate the process, whatever is done, is done with a sense of alertness and awareness and strict discipline, then one will notice, there is ample time after all, for what needs to be done is actually done with joy, enjoying the process, knowing that one’s ownself is in command and control of the situations and the agendas, moving ahead with a heightened sense of vigilance and considerable approach.
Putting everything together, it is not about fancy words or fascinating things, rather it is about the fact of thinks, yes the thinking factor is dominant to such a extent that sometimes we are there and yet we are not there at all? It is like as if we are there physically while mentally our mind is adrift, far away, contemplating upon so many other things?
The Internet is there for the purposeful usefulness of connectivity principally and then everything else since we may have noticed, how when we do not have a network connection or the Internet connection is down, we are doing everything reasonably possible to ensure that it is running up over again and functioning normally.
So that was with the Internet, the urgency, the keen interest; now, can we use the very same level of interest for connecting with our ownselves, for knowing ourselves more better and realizing that whats other there is in many ways a reflection of what’s in here, within our higher selves, all the creativity, all the gadgets, all the inventions and so much more humanity did not just get gifted with it, many individuals utilized their core intelligent facilities to strive and create what we are enjoying, but do remember that those individuals then or now, ensure that they balance their lives, they do not live on an automated model they ensure that when it is work time, they work; when it is play time, they play and when it is connecting time, they connect; so there is in a way a harmonious balance established and those people are able to lead healthier and more productively efficient lives because they are principally knowing themselves more better than anyone else, they are very conscious and mindful of what they do, what they think, what they feel, what they engage with, what they invest in whether it is time or money, what they envisage with their visions, what they plan, what they anticipate, what they react, what they understand, and so on and so forth, but with each aspect being approached from a path of awareness since not knowing what we are doing leads to doing what we don’t know after all; since then it would be doing, but then not really knowing for what purpose? why? just going about mechanically instead of rhythmically instead of methodically and systematically?
There are various aspects and most of them have a reason, now what definition we give to each one of them is what will sum up and become our lives after all, so the choice is ours whether to live our lives more fulfillingly with all that we have or have all that we fulfill in our lives for a constructive and meaningful purpose. We may perhaps realize it now or further ahead, but the difference is that when we realize, we must be back where we belong, and then we maybe trying to reach back across time to fervently connect, interconnect and establish the ties and strategic connections to reactivate?
This concluding paragraph seeks to reflect upon the futility where some individuals become so intensely involved in everything else that they considerably overlook their health altogether? And then when one day, they feel some pain, experience some discomfort, they rush across for a medical checkup, a scan and notice that they have in the process of going every where else have actually gone every else by stretching themselves in divergent directions but then have completely neglected themselves after all?
They dedicated their lives in the service o the communities, of creating greater good for people, for worthy causes but then the divine dictates of life states that when doing everything else, do not become everything else. Doing is doing, connecting is connecting but “what is being is what is becoming”!
Yes, this is the integral factor, what we are being is what we are heading to become for then whether it maybe the Internet or anything else, nothing really matters anymore at all; we are frantically trying to save our lives and living each and every moment with remarkable appreciation and gratitude for life and paying utmost careful attention to each and every moment of life gloriously; but what happened? Why did one need the rude awakening to adjust one;s lifestyle? Why not before the alarm bells can ring, take a more sensible approach by disciplining and integrating a methodical and systematical order in ones life and lifestyle please?
Since the Internet will continue to be there, inventions will keep getting launched but all along “what is being is what is becoming”! Yes, that is it, so next time, when taking the next bite of the sandwich, the meal, the tea, coffee or beverage, seek to enjoy it, relish it, remember all that was created diligently by someone somewhere else, so that you could truly enjoy with focus on what you are consuming, being aware of what you are doing with complete awareness, not just glancing at the electronic devices and smartphones and tablets for some gossip or articles or chats. When having time for yourselves, it means truly time, quality time for yourselves truly for when we compromise with our time, time likewise compromises with us instead of come promising with us; so when we calm promise with life, life calm promises with us.
The choice is ours, connect, get connected but then remain connected by principally being connected; by being grounded with reality, ensuring the essence of where we are, what we are doing, being, being and being where we truly are is always the dominant factor predominantly. Do remember the signal of life is ever interconnected when we are truly being with ourselves principally in thought and deed and then whether the master operator of life may deem what’s ahead, we can make it much better by earnestly and faithfully contributing towards the goodwill, harmony, progress and welfare of the Universe consistently, but it all starts genuinely by “being there” for truly being there, wherever we are is the determinant factor of our lives, God bless.
©2015 Vashi Chandi