Expressing Our Deepest Intention

For those of you who have been kind enough to visit and/or subscribe to the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, become a fan of our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, joined one of our LinkedIn groups or interact with the UCSD CFM in any other social media venue, we want to thank you deeply for your interest and your support. It has been gratifying and encouraging to see your engagement with this effort. While we can admit to occasionally becoming caught up in the numbers or talking about the “traffic” or “clicks” on these sites, we are constantly reminded that each click on the counter is a living, breathing, feeling human being on his or her own path which happens to have crossed ours for a precious moment. When we remember that, we feel truly honored and a bit humbled by your attention.

We started these ventures to stay connected with a community of like-minded (or just curious) individuals and organizations, and had a very clear intention to engage mindfully in “Social Media Marketing”. To be selective and reflective about what we create and share, to respect people’s busy schedules but not be afraid to offer something up if it felt important to us in some way. We hope that you feel we have stayed true to this intention and we hope that you will call us on it if we stray.

Just wanted to thank you once again for becoming part of our online community. We just found an article/blog post that we think captures the essence of our intentions, in case you want to take a look. It is entitled “10 Mindful Ways to Use Social Media” from the Tricycle Magazine website. Let us know how we’re doing in this regard!

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3 responses to “Expressing Our Deepest Intention

  1. Thanks for sharing the mindful ways to use social media. Good reminders.

  2. The 8 wks I spent practicing at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness not only saw me through a difficult time then, but has opened the door to a gift that keeps on giving!
    It is a joy to be able to stay connected through email, this blog and Facebook.
    The links and articles are so helpful – somedays just what the student needs to hear! Thanks for the link to 10 Mindful Ways to Use Social Media… I’ll be passing it on.
    Namaste

  3. Thanks for the wonderful social media article. I can get so caught up in “Marketing! Business! Gotta Tweet!”, and Tiny Buddha’s words brought me back to the whole point of our communications.

    I’ve just passed information about your LinkedIn groups to my local mindfulness teachers group in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They’re excited because we love the great work you folks do!

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