Many years ago, a mentor in Japan told me the best course of action in challenging times was to remain silent and do what you have to do. Nothing was certain after 9/11 and the dot-com crash, except the rent bill, which always showed up on time at my Tokyo apartment. That conversation happened before the dawn of social media. I’ve always been most productive in doing heart-filled work when there was no need to share. I work best when the chatter in my mind stays there. It’s the hardest thing to do when it’s human nature to overshare.
In the modern age of social media, people mindlessly share something that often has no consequence in the world-at-large, other than they made a buck or crossed paths with fame. The lottery winners continue to be tech companies that depend on your mindless chatter to enrich themselves.
Rather than sell out, I’ve decided to decrease my social media presence, reduce my blogging, and just do meaningful work. It’s exciting being under the radar and making the world a better place. No nonsense to share. No questions to answer. The world needs my silent prayers more than my words. Stay tuned.