One young girl came for a healing session and from our conversation I got a picture of her situation: She is a very sportive girl and very conscious about her figure. She always has a very busy program with the different training sessions of her sport clubs. She has a hard training program with playing tennis, running and playing basketball. Each day of the week there is something else and she is used to it because she does that since years. She also eats healthy food just as sportsmen do.
However her main target is not to have a healthy body, but to win competitions and to look good, which is also a kind of competition. Her health consciousness and good eating habits are not really inspired by the wish to be healthy. Her inspiration comes from the competitive mind of the modern society. You have to look good.
I see this problem especially in young girls that they create pressure for themselves that they need to look just like the women that the media presents them. If it is in TV or in a magazine, when they see a woman with long legs, shining hair and fully smooth skin, they find her beautiful and they have the wish to look like her. The idea of beauty is fully centered on the physical appearance. There is maybe not any exercise for them which makes their mind and soul beautiful. The focus is on the physical appearance. People who live with this feeling of competition for beauty are more in danger of falling into depression because they cannot win. They make it impossible for themselves to be satisfied. And when you are always jealous and never happy with yourself, depression is not far away. Why don’t we look for the beauty of the soul? This is much more important.