Let’s take it back, way back! 😉
The human race as a species has evolved for many years and continues to do so. When Lauren Hill said ‘Everything is everything,’ same goes for our body, mind, and soul. We certainly are who we eat, but it’s not just that. We are our habits. We are our food. And we are what we consume. Including what you SEE.
HUMAN PROGRAMMING THROUGH MEDIA
It’s more and more clear that what you see has a major influence on who you become. There was media I consumed when I younger that make me FEEL a certain way. For example, Twister is my favvorite movie. I will tell you why. It positioned the lead woman and smart, independent, courageous and a hero. I still watch it when I have bad times and it heals me.
SOME MEDIA HEALS, SOME HURTS
Have you audited your emotions before and after you watch media? Or after you get off a call with a family or friend? Give it a try. Listen to a song, watch a video, talk to your cousin, and audit your feelings and emotions after it ends. Do you feel good? Do you feel bad? Do you listen to sad songs when you are sad? Yes you do. Why do you do that? Because it VALIDATES your emotions, and makes you feel better eventually as moments are time are continuous.
PATRIARCHAL SHAMING + HOW IT EFFECTS EVERYONES MENTAL HEALTH
Patriarchal shaming is real. It is done subconsciously in the media, in your households, by your friends. We have all been conditioned to be loyal to that picture of Jesus, by that picture of Abraham Lincoln, by that picture of George Washington — mainly by the pictures we SEE as leaders effect our definition of what a leader should look like. Do you see the problem? We have been subliminally programmed to think that a leader is a tall, Caucasian man. Idols are healing, but they can also have misogynistic undertones. It has a negative effect on EVERYONE. Not just women. Here’s why.
Acceptance of the patriarchy is necessary for PROGRESS. It’s not for women who hate men, it’s for women who respect men and respect freedom of thought. Not every leader looks the same from person to person, and THAT’S NORMAL.
Defining yourself or others as mentally ill can be an excuse for to not work on themselves and GIVE UP. Giving up is never an option, however taking a break or taking a rest is acceptable.
LET’S DO THE WORK! EXCUSES ARE SO 90’s. 😉
What hard work are you putting into your life today? Leave your comments below!