Buying stuff we don’t need?

As a continuation of my consumption policy over the last few years, I am trying to be super-intentional and conscientious about what I buy.

At the start of January 2020, I was mindful of the huge marketing drive that would see us buy endless products in a bid to transform ourselves. The truth is, as we all know, everything we would ever need to truly transform our lives for the better, of you like, is already within us.

There is nothing that can be bought or eaten or consumed that can be as powerful as that which is already here, and that yoga can enable us to reach.

Still, I found myself listing after a new top. It’s yoga-inspired and the design features different Sanskrit symbols and street art style writing. I found it on eBay and I love it!

As someone who once worked in the fashion industry, who has seen its many sides, but yet turned away from it in order to be a more present mother and to pursue my interests in writing and yoga, I can fully appreciate the whys and why-nots when it comes to fashion.

However, I am also fascinated how, aside from industry and the influences of advertising, there is a human desire to deviate and adorn ourselves beyond any material sense. Just in a playful sense.

I think it’s important to not lose sight of this.

As always, it’s all about balance. Analysing our motives for buying things is always a great idea. Just to keep an eye on the influences around us.

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