Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Love of Turquoise

 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!!!
ommmm

17 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

Well, I'm not going to be any help here at all.... LOL I suggest going with the flow. :)

Rubye Jack said...

Attachments are rough as here I am envy you your turquoise. That's so cool that you work in an Indian store. It reminds me of when I worked in a bookstore for awhile and spent all my pay on books of course.

I've found that since I moved away from the California Bay Area, I have less of a desire for material things. It is simply because most of the people in my life don't have much in a material way and you don't see the clothes, plastic surgery, cars, etc. here that you see in SF. SoCal is even worse.

Jane said...

Most of us will need more than one lifetime to use up all of the 'stuff' we just had to have! I can understand your love of turquoise, it's beautiful. I have a particular weakness for amber.

One Fly said...

Understood TMoon.

Think to yourself-carry no debt carry nooo debt.

With me it's like if you have little there's no buying anyway.

One Fly said...

I'd like to see a picture of this piece. It must be very cool.

One Fly said...

Yes you can help TE. Do you have any? I don't but it sure is a blast to look at.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The flesh is weak. I understand!

turquoisemoon said...

Teresa, hmmm...I tend to flow with more turquoise.

Rubye, Under most circumstances, I simply don't buy what I don't need. But, when it comes to turquoise, I tend to think I need it. I don't have diamonds, gold or pearls. Don't like clothes shopping at all, in fact, I avoid shopping like the plague. But since I was a little girl (a very long time ago :) I've been drawn to turquoise jewelry.

Jane, Agree about "stuff". Like I mentioned to Rubye, I don't like shopping. Normally I don't buy much of anything. hahaha...remember my $4 purse??? but, I just have a weakness for turquoise jewelry... Ooh amber is so cool! I can understand your weakness. Isn't it funny how different people love different kind of "stuff"?

Fly, The turquoise is out of the #8 mine. The color is awesome!!! Right after I get this piece, I'll tell myself all about no debt. :) but, she just got in some Dry Creek turquoise jewelry...oooh the color of that!!! hahaha

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, Yep! The flesh is weak and my arms bruise easily! When I'm working at the store, you should see me. I'm loaded down with the stuff. My boss wants us to wear lots of it when we're working...sometimes I wanna forget to take it off when I go home.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Hmmm -- how does one comment on "wanting." I wanted a computer -- got one. I wanted a house -- got one. I wanted a truck -- got one. We all want. Our culture dictates this to us. The only way I can see to work out this dilemma is to live naked in a cave or just take a plain simple view of what one needs. Nothing in between.

Creatively yours Fi said...

Very funny! So true.....I'm reading that amazing book right now....Darn Ego!! I love turquoise too...heavenly colour!

turquoisemoon said...

Barbara, Yep, we all want...and yep, our culture dictates this to us. The problem is when you identify with who you are with what you want, and what you have. You limit who you really are. It's the identifying. I wish I could explain it better.

Creatively yours, Isn't that book wonderful? Changed my entire life. I've read it several times. I really work on not having brain chatter. There's a saying, I'm not the voice in my head, I am the silence between the voices. That may be written differently, in the book, but that's the general idea.

Introverted Art said...

You just got me laughing so hard. You know, your post started very deep and profound and then boom: super girly! Just super adorable!

turquoisemoon said...

Ana, Well...I know all the reasons why I shouldn't buy more turquoise jewelry, but I always seem to want more. I think either I'm trying to understand myself or justify???

Arkansas Patti said...

Ha ha, that store you work in is like a diabetic working in a bakery or me working at an animal shelter. Impossible to resist.
Enjoy your addiction, it certainly is not harmful to your health.
I'll have to check out that book.

turquoisemoon said...

Patti, I love working there! People come in with a turquoise problem and help them find a fix!!! :)

Linda said...

I can totally relate about the turquoise....it is my weakness too...When I lived in OKLA in the 70's I used to get it from a Native American who came from the reservation to sell it...he always stopped in and I always bought some LOL been hooked ever since..I just wish the prices were the same!! LOL I try to limit what I buy because it is true... society sucks us into wanting things we don't need...but turquoise is so different...so lets just go with the flow shall we...:)

Peace...:D