What’s your Soul’s Reflection?
by Jessica Mann
I just thought about the concept, what if there were no mirrors? No reflections. No cameras to take pictures.
If we walked around, never knowing how we Ã¢â‚¬Å“looked,Ã¢â‚¬Â would there be such an emphasis on the physical? On the material?
Would we be more inclined to work on enhancing our inner selves versus our outer shells?
Would how a person looks even matter, or would that concept be so trivial and unevolved? In this time, this reality of ours, as a collective, we spend most of our time –days and nights– focusing on enhancing everything on the outside, and barely any significant time on whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s insideÃ¢â‚¬Â¦that which, from a universal perspective, in an ethereal sense, is what really has any relevance.
Can people really even let go of the material? If that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t exist for them, I wonder what would? What would people have if you took away all that centers around this outside, illusory, existence? If money, clothes, and cars no longer determined status. If beauty was no longer gauged by the physical self. Magazines would go out of business. Beauty products, clothing stores, gyms, etc.
What if the standard was how deep one connected with their self, and how in-tune an individual was with the collective consciousness of the universe. Or what if music and other forms of entertainment aided in expanding and attaining a higher level of consciousness, versus having us thinking about chasing paper, sex, violence, and infidelity. Or if it actually united man and woman, over continuing to erode the male/female connection.
Are we just pawns in this world? Are we that weak that we allow others to determine what we deem to be of value, of significance? Are we that stupid to allow these forces to continue to divide us? To keep our souls imprisoned and our minds in constant states of want, like little children and their developing egos. Adults are no different, swayed by the media, by entertainment, by money, showing them what they should be looking like, smelling like, how they should be living, what they should be wearing, and just as children we look, eyes wide open, for others to tell us what is cool, what we should be doing, and then make moves accordingly, doing our best to act out that role, redefining our egos every time, buying into the bullshit, literally and figuratively. Just eating it all up. And in the end, we feel so empty.
Is that you?
DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look in the mirror.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your Soul’s reflection?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Jessica Mann is a sun child with a warm smile, a big heart and an acute case of wanderlust. She focuses on launching a nonprofit to provide inner city youth with the opportunity to travel the world, mothering her four year-old daughter, and following the road less traveled. Her motivating and expansive energy can be found in the city of Chicago and online at her blog, Awakened Soul, and @SoulMotivation.
Image by: Richar Klix