How many of us, this Christmas,will receive or for that matter give pampering gifts that carry magical promises of enhanced vitality, beauty and even self-esteem?
Alternatively maybe some indulgent and expensive chocolates, fancy wines or spirits, impressive cheese and chutnies? Too tempting to ignore!
These gifts come from love and intent. The intention to make us happy or give us a well deserved treat. We can pretty much bask on that though but hold it for just one moment.
And let's be honest, we continue with the theme throughout the year, sprinkled with the odd diet and healthy eating plan along the way. Maybe do a token sober month or so. Why? Well because we have been bombarded with marketing telling us we should.
So it seems that we are chasing pleasure and satisfaction. We are wanting health and happiness. We pour concentrated pleasure down our throats, plaster beauty products on our faces and bodies and stuff satisfaction into our mouths. Mostly it is a fake pleaseure that if we are unlucky we can become a slave to.
Yes if we think about it the only things that have any influence on our health and well-being are things that we put into our bodies. So the right nourishment will help us to feel radient, vital and satisfied. Whats the problem then? Well there are other things that we can ut into our bodies and that is the thoughts that we allow to influence our minds.
It's those little thatought that can be the sabateur that finances all these exhorbitant 'products' we are enticed to buy. Getting to grips with those thought is not easy I will admit but even beginning to be aware that those thoughts are making you crave for an indulgence or buy that lastest magical product can start to have an impact. And once you do start to recognise your thoughts then you can start to switch them.
It's only ignorence that gives them the power over you. Once you become aware they are on the run.
So if you are thinking of making a New Year resolution this time bear this in mind and ths year make it count.