Pickup your phone for a second and open which ever photo app you use on it. Look at the pictures you've sent or received from your various interactions with others in your digital places and spaces. Break it up into things you received this week, last week, last month, six months ago to a year ago. Look at the "forest for the trees" of what your pictures say about the life you are having at the moment, and if the story it tells have changed over the time.
What does your present look like? Is it telling a good story? Can you tell when something or someone entered your life at some point from your stream and if the effect has been positive or negative?
Imagine I as a complete stranger would pick your phone out of your hand at this stage and browse through your photos, doing exactly the same thing you've just done with your life. If I where to make assumption about your life, the things you take pictures of and the things others share with you, what would your photostream say about you? Would I think of you as a good person spreading and receiving positive things?
What if you at this point handed your phone over to your best friend. Would they be surprised to see what is on there?
Sure there are other ways of looking at your life in this way. Your twitter timeline, Facebook posts or even the narrative you present in your journals. Point is, what does the residue of your day say about the kind of life you are leading.
How true are your feelings about your life at present and what you make people feel about interacting with you today, with what your photostream say about you? Does it resonate with who and what you are or will there be a disconnect for some reason? The difficult question this process asks is how much of what people perceive about you are the real you? The real you, whose residue is left behind in your photostream on your phone.
In my own photostream, there has always been these burst of periods with amazing places, spaces and people in them. But there has always been a return to a "normal" equilibrium for long periods of time. Period of some negative things as well as some positive things. The latest of which, came to an abrupt stop some time during the beginning of the year.
My photostream at present has an amazing run of positive energy and vibe. For far longer than at any other point I can identify or remember about. Some of it is from finally finding my own space in life, but most of it is about the individuals who appear in my photostream in the present. Some of them are new to my photostream and others have just always been there, even if at times they might have been absent from it.
Question is, what are you doing today about your positive intent in life and what will this say about your photostream tomorrow?