Facing A Consumerist World

There's shops and items for purchase everywhere. At what point do you decide to draw the line, when enough is enough? We're led to believe we need to buy, buy, buy, for it is all we see. From billboards to seating advertisements, the world is permeated by an invitation for consumption.

With every problem comes a solution, and we think these short term fixes will enlighten us, or lift our burdens from us. They don't. We all know the reality of this: no matter how much we accumulate, we never feel better for ourselves; if anything, worse.

Understand what your problems are. What you'll see is that they aren't matters of material posessions, but a core deviation from your own source: mental, and internal struggles.

Wasting money into a fleeting object has no internal value. Therefore we're left to ourselves. If it supports our growth now and later, we know it has innate value for us. By understanding what is truly valuable in our life, for others, and all beings, we can reinterpret money for its use.

Clothes, cars, umbrellas, they all come at a cost. None fulfill us internally, and only drain our attention. The collection of money, and it's spending, all waste our vital time. In facing death, we may recharge our drive to accomplish what we set out for, and use money as a means to an end, and not an end in itself.

What kind of things are you still looking to do? You can't buy these experiences, relationships, or what have you. Money can aid you to make the next move, but your will to make it happen is the underlying force, and your purpose, the target.

In realizing that money is used by our void, we can make the change to buying with honest intent, forgoing purchases to make time for what we truly desire, or buying to fuel the fire of our passions.