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Lions Roar : March 2010
SHAMBHALA SUN MARCH 2010 58 M indful shopping is a potentially impor- tant practice, a socially engaged act that could collectively help us save the world from its greatest threat: us. it seems likely that if we practice mindfulness, we will become more in tune with our world ecologically. We will get more in touch with our actual needs and will be driven less by our desires. As a result, we will consume less and decrease our overall impact on the environ- ment. But i think there is a level of mindfulness, or eco- logical intelligence, that goes beyond just decreasing our acquisitiveness. it relates to what happens when we do buy something. so the question is, When we consume, how can we consume more mindfully? The key step in socially engaged shopping is to be mindful in the moment we’re about to make a decision about whether to buy something, rather than going through the store in our usual trance. At the very point of buying, we need to pay attention, rather than act on impulse. our mindfulness can then allow us to take in the bigger picture. To become mindful shoppers, we need to start by reviewing some of our common unexamined percep- tions and paradigms, beginning with our way of think- Making the Right Choice Mindful living shopping and Consuming phoToByiliAsCherBAkov/dreAMsTiMe