It happens all the time: you wander into a store, see something ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, and buy it.
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with this, but do you truly think that every beautiful thing in the world must belong to you? Of course not…
We can easily distinguish between our admiration of a beautiful painting, or structure, or city, and our need to own that object of beauty.
However, when it comes to beautiful things that are available for sale, we often lose our sense of perspective. Just because a garment, scarf, handbag or piece of jewelry is aesthetically pleasing and well-crafted does NOT mean that it’s appropriate for us to purchase.
Your closet is not a museum, and you are not responsible for being the curator of all of the world’s loveliest objects.
Perfect objects may not be perfect for you. A hard lesson, but an essential one to learn if we are to avoid wasting money, and complicating our lives with an abundance of confusing delights which don’t suit us.