WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS
A Healing Our World feature illustrating
the insanity of our world.
This full page ad appeared in the local entertainment
newspaper in Los Angeles. The advertiser is obviously telling us that
buying shoes will make us feel better. Actually, this is often the case.
How often have you felt depressed and immediately thought of buying something
to feel better? I sure have - many times. We have been taught by our culture
that the emptiness we feel inside can be filled by consumer goods. This
idea is a convenient trap, created by those who want us to be in a constant
state of pain and longing so we will buy their goods. Next time the feeling
comes up, try siting with it. Feel the emptiness. Be afraid for a little
while - it's OK.
Do some journaling or artwork and
try to fill the void with an experience in Nature rather than the mall.
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