I have read and reread A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, many times.
I completely understand that advertising just causes us to desire things we really don't need.
A quote from the book. "...Concealed within it remains a deep-seated sense of dissatisfaction, of incompleteness, of "not enough." "I don't have enough yet." by which the ego really means, "I am not enough yet." As we have seen, having-the concept of ownership-is a fiction created by the ego to give itself solidity and permanency...the need for more, which we could also call "wanting." No ego can last for long without the need for more."
I get it! I understand...in theory...
But when it comes to turquoise jewelry...I don't care!!!
I get C&I and half the time I don't even read the articles...I look at pictures and drool over the turquoise .
I work on Tuesday's at an American Indian store, here in the KC area. I come home without a paycheck and a bruised arm. The bruises come from trying on bracelets as I polish.
I know, I know...this is an attachment, and it probably causes pain and misery...
OK, I'll stop this as soon as I pay off my current layaway... 3 more Tuesdays with no paycheck and the layaway is mine.
Dang those attachments!!!