This year the focus of the MHA week is the link between the Body and the Mind. The inseparable pathway between these two aspects of the human consciousness. But of course they are not the only aspects of consciousness and it will be for Corporate Soul to bring in the third element, the soul aspect, to bring the threefold dimension into play, for whilst it is interesting to observe the link between body and mind the solution that humanity is seeking lies with the soul and the creation of the triangle that lies at the basis of all things.
Many aspects of modern society have become obsessed with the Body and its Image, the movement away from the awareness/consciousness of soul has left many believing that they are physical beings only and here on earth for a relatively short and finite amount of time, therefore the focus on the body is natural. Media images of perfection have been for many years torturous for those with more vulnerable mental health and even for those who have not, the drive for a body that fits in with certain expected norms has caused often undiagnosed mental health issues in vast numbers of the population. Our obsession with food, high-adrenalin activity and fitness has gone far beyond a healthy level and it is paradoxical that much that is done under the label of health & fitness is actually in some cases the cause of mental health instability and in other cases is a sign of mental health fragility. The onset of Social Media and the self-obsession of the era of the “Selfie” has brought this all to a pinnacle, which must now be addressed.
We must take action now so that the teenagers who hide under the sheets or behind closed doors for fear of being photographed not looking their best and that image being spread immediately to not only friends and peers but into the public domain can be freed from the prison they find themselves in. We must act now to preempt the legacy of a mental health crisis for generations to come.
On the positive side of the equation, awareness is building and many are now awakening to their own true nature, finding it important to care for each other and the planet.
Now is the time when the care of the self, physically, mentally, spiritually will be vital to the unfolding of a better world, as we learn again that it is what is at the centre of our being that is important, not what marks the exterior.
Corporate Soul offers a solution in the establishment of the Threefold Self – Body Mind Soul, enabling a new platform of hope & respect, based onthe Principles of Patience, Tolerance, Compassion, Forgiveness, to become the basis for our world of the future.
The Body Image is so prevalent in society at this time. There are people starving themselves to death as well as eating themselves to death. The world has become so obsessed by image and the beauty of the physical form that it has lost sight of the beauty of the soul, and the absolute beauty of soul shining through the person, that magical light that we sense from someone who is living their purpose and standing in their own true light.
The plight of comparison that is driven by social media and the press is truly the curse of this generation. It means that young people are so keen to measure themselves against others, and there is always someone who is prettier, smarter, faster, richer or more successful, and it can severely affect their Self Esteem. There is a need to connect with the healthy and beautiful soul, and the beauty of the individual talents and skills, not where they come in the collective.
There is beauty in everyone to be found, not in the way they look but in the love they have for themselves, in others and the world.
When you look upon a flower would you look towards its colour, fragrance and how it blends with the nature around it or would you see the petals that have gone past their best, see misshapen leaves and wish that the flower were somewhere else other than where it has grown?
There is a beauty in all things, we just have to choose to look towards it. And this choice may be for some the hardest of all.