I’ve recently taken up yoga.  It’s hands down one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself and can’t imagine ever going back to a life without it.  By far, one of my favorite aspects about the practice is the way spirituality is intertwined with every breath and every move.  Your body as a temple.  Monday evenings we repeat a mantra throughout the class and this week’s was “we already have everything”.  This phrase, as simple as it sounds is probably one of the most difficult concepts to actually realize. Humans are never satisfied with what they have, nothing new right?  But how can we start to reverse this mental blockage towards contentment?  Consumerism certainly doesn’t aid in a spiritual quest for happiness that transcends the material, if we already have everything we could ever want in life (life itself perhaps) we sure don’t need a new pair of boots every winter.  This is one of my biggest battles.  Spiritually and cognitively recognizing how fortunate I am without all of this extra stuff, yet still compulsively purchasing things, justifying the need.  This is definitely a first world problem, I admit, yet acknowledging is also more than most do and will hopefully aid in curbing it in the future.  Shall we continue with the photo portion of this post? cause it contradict everything I’ve just discussed, that’s what makes us human after all.

This is a compilation of item’s I’ve recently indulged in, and others I am pining for:

                    “I already have everything, you already have everything, we already have everything”

Clockwise from top: Vintage velvet slippers (purchased); Vintage Celine bucket bag (purchased); Acne jumpsuit (wishlist); Vintage clear converse (find here.) Alexander Wang skirt (find here.); Vintage Doeskins hat (find here.); Urban Outfitters embroidered jeans (purchased, and you can find here.); Alexander Wang peep toe heels (wishlist/soldout); Background Paul Klee painting.

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  • Bethany

    November 22, 2012 at 4:50 am |

    I love that! I try to be a minimalist, but it’s hard when you like clothes so much. That’s the only thing that would be difficult for me to cut down on. But I do enjoy thrifting, and donating my clothing to goodwill. It’s like the circle of life for clothes.