Everything in your life experience is revealing an expression of the self. One of our most intimate expressions is the image of our self-carried out through form. Not just the body, but the IMAGE of the body and self-combined. The form is usually dressed up through false beliefs so that it can appear to be something it is not. Usually it is one that the ‘self’ deems ‘better than’ the original. An ‘improvement’.
We have become a society that abuses its own image. We abuse it and use it like a billboard of false advertising. Why? Because we are filled with dis-satisfaction.
Self-Esteem, Self-Worth and Self-Love are at a deficit when who you are has been indoctrinated with invalidation.
The abuse of the image is the inner aspect of self-crying out to be truly recognized. NOT by society but by the egoistic personality, the wounded child that dress’s up every day in an image that reflects their inner beliefs of self in life. In living out this paradigm we have lost a sense of authenticity which is now a pop culture battle cry. But we do not need to fight our way back into a feeling of authenticity. It can be simpler than that.
Quiet acts of mindfulness with form / image will bring realizations of self that could take years of psycho-therapy to uncover. This is not to say that psycho-therapy will hamper you, just that mindfulness can be a gateway into the truth of self often a lot faster than psychological study alone. It is a form of study of self but it leaves out the story of itself in the process. Taking the focus to what is present with self and not looking for a past but allowing anything from the past that will serve the present in any way to made aware of.
Today I am going to share with you some simple acts of mindfulness that can ease the identity with form from one of low self-esteem or love to one in which acceptance of life as it is brings one closer to the state of peace we all appear to crave yet carry eternally.
As with all mindfulness exercise, in the beginning it is a positive thing to become as relaxed as possible before you begin. So sit comfortably where you will not be disturbed for at least five minutes. Create an atmosphere of relaxation with music and lighting if it helps to calm the senses. Begin focused breathing. Simply noticing the breath as it moves in through the nostrils and body and is expressed back out again. This is a basic intimate process of discovering the body mind connection.