God willing, the plan is… for cj and i to be leaving soon on a road trip, to travel to and through quite a few states around the country. It is our waves of June. I am, with purpose, planing to spend very little time on-line. I don’t know how much i will even use the things i am taking along with the objective to use them; of which are paper, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, watercolour and at least one camera. I have been sitting with this thought that it is mostly a matter of place. At this point, i think that it is important that all of me (heart, soul, mind, body, spirit) is mostly in the same place at the same time. I must say that i have learned a little about my own reasons for relating and the ways that i choose to do it from blogging, and by using facebook and twitter. I have met lovely people on-line that have a similar kind of belief, of which have helped me to grow in faith. At the same time that i have been growing in faith, i have also been growing in awareness that i need to be taking a step away from my dependence upon internet relating. There has been much positive interaction and encouragement, but, that’s part of what makes it so insidious. It is time…for me… to take a step toward the people in my physical presence. I am not saying that one form of communication is more real than another. And yet, there is a difference. I need to point-out that many of us can easily let our internet interaction take the better part of us. It can take too much, and leave little to give to face to face, friends, family, and in the place where we are. And i surely can see that the place that we do our physical living in each moment is a powerful place and it is the place where the goodness for society starts to break-down if our hearts and minds are not there. It’s also the place where God is best shared when we spend time with our heart, mind, soul, body, spirit closer to being on the same page. Powerful, grace-filled moments. I know that we all could share more of God when we give God the whole package. I know that when i relate too much by way of the internet, my mind and heart can travel to places other than where i am. And when i depend on it too much i am divided, and i am not sharing what is truly needed in the place where i am. Other things besides the internet could do this just as well. Like work, fear, worries, sickness, addiction, envy, desire, the list goes on and on. Some things we can do something about, some things not so much. But, am i the only one that is feeling this way about the internet relating?