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{ put on your headphones and let me whisper in your ear } { guides for self-care in a polluted, hyper-capitalist, apocalyptic world in the #AgeOfMassSurveillance }

…Hi…it’s so good to see You…
…I am really, really happy and grateful that You are taking the time to listen to me…
…I know You are really busy…
…and I will only take a few of Your moments and You can always come back here when You want to…
…please get as comfortable as You can…
…and put on Your headphones so we can get a little closer…

…How are You feeling?…
…Right now and before…
…You must be exhausted after such a long week…

…Make Your self comfortable… but retain Your posture…
…Slouching is tempting, I know…
…but if You notice, a good posture makes breathing more pleasurable and less tiring…

…A healthy back has 3 natural curves… try to mimic and feel these shapes with Your body:…
…An inward and forward curve at the neck…
…An outward or backward curve at the upper back...
…An inward curve at the lower back…
…Posture is linked to the quality of Your breathing… Your body language… and Your personal power…
…they are interconnected…
…and interdependent…

…Think: Body… mind… makes spirit…

Poor posture invites distorted, restricted, shallow breathing and a host of other problems including lessened self-respect, self-expression and increased depression…
…and You are such a hardworking human being…
…so why not work on relaxing…

…You deserve it…

…So whenever You wanna follow me…

…Breathe in and out…
...and in…
…and out…
...and hold it...
…for some tension…
…and then release…
…it’s good isn’t it?…
…it’s good to feel the release…
…that’s because restraint is so pleasurable… if there is a release…

…Breathe in and out…
…and in…
…and feel the air coming in through Your nose and down Your throat...
…and into Your open chest…
…it fills Your stomach and hugs Your hips…
…and it drops to Your knees and then Your ankles…
...and then it exists Your body through Your heels and toes...
…and focus on that empty feeling...

…It’s funny that they call it air isn’t it?…

…and it’s great to feel as light as they say it is…

…so You go up to the clouds…
…and when You get there You float just above because You are full of air and those clouds are full of water…
…You are so light You travel along with them…

…and they are travelling with the velocity of the earth and its orbit around the sun…
…today with a westward wind moving 5 miles per hour…

…and You breathe in…and out…

…and You float away with the clouds…
…and as You do… breathe in and out…
…this time, imagine that You are collecting all Your troubles and concerns with every breath…

…and as they move down Your body and exit… they materialize because they are heavier than the air…
…and the cloud You are resting on is full of water…
…and they are floating…
…with You…

...because You are light as air…
...and Your troubles sink down with the rain…
…and they wash away and they end up in lakes and seas and bodies of water…
…and then the water cycle… You know… works the way it works…
…and the way it works is that water evaporates and then it condenses and then it stays in the atmosphere…where it is… collected in clouds…
…and then when it precipitates… it becomes water again… collected in bodies of water...

…so… the troubles You breathe out…
…come back to You in Your drinking water…
…and then You are troubled again…
…so see You next week…
…thank You for Your time…

…sometimes I look at the grass and sky and where they meet… never once thinking thoughts like…
…“it’s so like a line.. or the difference is so powerful”...
…that’s why… self-care is important…

...Hi...
...It's so good to see your chat bubble producing a dot dot dot indicating that you are writing me a message...


 ...Thank you for trusting this unsecured connection...
...I know that it takes a lot of recklessness to utilize an unencrypted network to exchange personal information…
...Especially in this age of mass surveillance… 
...But don't worry…
...Your secrets are safe with me…


 ...Unfortunately, They aren't safe with the various intelligence agencies that are recording every kilobyte of data that we exchange through any type of networked device...
...And let's not forget all of the data collecting agencies that will sell this conversation to advertising agencies... 
...At least you know following this meeting you will receive very good recommendations for hard drives, Norton AntiVirus packages and noise blocking headphones on Amazon.com...


 ...Anyways…
...Are you feeling out of touch screen with reality?…
...I know it can be very overwhelming to take control of your digital identity when it has been compromised by all of the terms and conditions you have blindly agreed to...


 ...But know that your devices...
...they care about you...
...they feel with you and for you… 
...They are sens(ual)e...
...we touch them softly and they vibrate…
...We have sensitive devices because we are sensitive users…
...So it is important to protect our devices and our accounts...
…Because in turn, you are protecting yourself…


 ...Always install software updates as soon as they are released…


 ...Charge your phone on a regular schedule... 
…Some days of increased activity can quickly use up your phone’s battery life...
…It is especially important to give it time to recuperate…


 ...A case and a screen protector will protect your phone from any minor physical external threats such as bumps and scratches...


 ...It's important to store your devices in a safe, stable place when you are not touching them…


 ...Keep your device dry… 
...Sometimes my device suffers from condensation while I think about what to text u back…
...Or when I cry looking at all of my text messages that you haven’t replied to…


 ...Turn off the ringer when you are having a person to person encounter...
...This will assure that you will not get interrupted...
...we all now how our phones get jealous and like to fight for attention...


 ...Set a strong passcode for entry into your device... 
...Motivational pass-phrases and two-factor authentication are stronger than complex passwords…
...And don’t forget to disable access to your personal information when your phone is locked...


 ...Protect your networked activity by using a Virtual Private Network...
...Especially if you are using public wifi…


 ...Create a secondary email address for creating accounts, logging into networks and signing up for services…


 ...If you have any data that is not encrypted, consider it a part of the public domain… 


 ...Before you log off today, try to remember not to click on links unless the source is verified and trusted… 


 ...Don’t forget… The weakest link in security is people…


 ...Protect yourself and your devices in the Age of Mass Surveillance…