Last time, I talked about being over-stressed and undernourished, living in a world out of balance. The 'role models' in the media are perfect examples of this type of living.
Sure, there is plenty of good 'food' in our society. Sure, there are parks and rivers and lakes for us to sit by and let our minds rest. However, once 'the season' is upon us, we talk louder, eat faster, and blame others for what is not working in our lives.
Take Miley Cyrus for example.
She admits to being f***ed up, as she stated in a London paper. She also says she cannot sleep more than 45 minutes a night. Is she headed for the same end as Michael Jackson?
Miley, like many of the other young talents who grew up being Disney stars, had a ton of grown-ups to help her - her press agents, the Disney producers and directors, et al.
Did they help or exploit?
Is admitting that she is a mess her way of being self-aware? Is that all we have to do to forgive ourselves and get on with being workaholics or whatever is the addiction of choice?
As a mother of two grown daughters, I felt my blood boil when I read what Miley had to say about her behavior. I wondered where her mother is with helping to get her 20-year-old daughter on the right track. Her father has said he is there for his daughter, but guess what? Words are not enough.
There is a lack of emotional nutrition these days.
Many we see in the celebrity magazines are hurting, empty of the nourishment of real attention and, sadly, are not much different than the kids who are being sold into sex trafficking and the like. Exploitation is very real and very sad.
Where are the leaders who are ready and willing to say 'STOP'?