"A Sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world" – John lock
There has been an avowed recognition of the fact the ancient times were marked by the perfect balance between the mind and the body of an individual. Man was the sole benefactor in the progressive physical and mental developments of his being. It is rightly observed that the pre historic age was commendable delineation of the intimate relationship of the human being and the nature moreover masses were heartily engrossed in the religious and spiritual enterprises. Buddha very ideally stressed "It is our duty to keep the body in good health ;otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear" such an impeccable conduct typified the primeval times but, we all witness to the increasing number of gloomy, stressed out and dispirited faces inhabiting the 21st century. It is highly disconcentrating to see the acute and fanatical involvement of every individual in all consuming rat race. The labyrinth of the ruthless competitive milieu is increasingly devouring and corrupting the mind of everybody.
In this modern age ,the youth is indulged in the mindless consumption of mass culture. the big question is can we deny the involvement of media in promoting with mellifluous jingles and mind arresting taglines? the straight answer is ‘no’ to a large extent the dissemination of knowledge by way of some of the glossy and commercial advertisements is instrumental in misguiding the common man when such commercial are being projected by some of the popular celebrities.
In the realm of mind too, the harsh reality of the modern day culture starts from the incipient stage itself. the school curriculum is so cumbersome that even a 3-4 year child hardly gets respite from forced learning. The work culture of various occupation, be it service class or business class is so demanding that one hardly gets a time to indulge in self introspection and self development. Over ambitious parents, peer pressure and exhaustive work , social environment have been crucially instrumental in burdening the minds of one and all .In most of the cases life is so pathetically preoccupied that the instant medium through which one rescues his mind temporarily is by either by mindless changing of channels of the idiot box or by surfing the internet .It is very dishearten to acknowledge that many of us are heading towards the twilight of our life by drowning ourselves in the in thephermal pleasure of sedentary lifestyle, smoking, excessive consumption of drugs, alcohols, aerated drinks ,junk food and lack of exercise. If we probe into the recent surveys conducted globally. Mind acquires the seat of paramount importance in the existence of each and every individual. Denis Wairley very appropriately fore grounded "what mind dwells upon the body acts upon ".Today almost everybody is obsessed with pursuit of material pleasures that has made him incapable to spare even an hour from entire day to appreciate the bounty of life therefore making an individual mindful of the significance of spirituality that pervades the realms of our being is an essential prerequisite. Spirituality is a journey from the outer world of human and forms to subtle world of energies to the outermost world by outer being , therefore it is essential to enlighten each and every soul to the power yoga, meditation and various exercise in nurturing the mind and the body.
Norman Vincent Pearle has very suitably asserted "change of thoughts and change of world" most of the stress now a days is becoming a cause behind innumerable diseases such as cardiac arrest and hypertension ahs a root cause of negative thinking too. We as rational beings can realize the deteriorated individuals from the clutches of dexterous ruinous force.
Besides, I also firmly believe that champion the pivotal role that family environment plays in shaping a life of their progeny. The attitude and the guidance of parents structure the lifestyle and habits of their children. Besides imparting education institution like schools & collages play an exemplary role in steering the life of the student towards the trajectory of moral and ethical righteousness.