Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Ear Infections…The Biosun Hopi Ear Candle

The other night, a friend and I were talking about how people focus on somethings and not others, willing to dare some experiences but not others. As a result there are lots of potential experiences we could have but dismiss because of some reason or another – and therefore miss out in broadening our horizons. Or saving our necks. Who knows.

This same friend lived for a while in an American city with the most Burgher Kings, and although he passed many of them every day, he hadn’t noticed the food chain. And probably never will, because he dislikes fast food. Fair enough. Burgher Kings are constantly de-selected by his radar. On the other hand, until recently I had never experienced a Biosun Hopi Ear Candle treatment,  but was very glad that I did because it is one of the most peaceful, relaxing things out there. In fact I scoffed at the idea that sticking a candle in your ear could amount to much. Prejudices had to be overcome and it’s mainly that sort of thing we were talking about.

Seeing, but not noticing, goes on all the time in our heads. But it raised the question of what processes are involved in encouraging ourselves or a person to sit up and take notice of anything different of what is part of our natural orb of experience? The older I get the more I think it important to step outside my boundaries and to try something a little different. I think that, in part, allowed me to sample the Biosun Hopi Ear Candle treatment. Life is short, and those lost moments are irretrievable.

The psychologists and philosophers out there can probably answer all my questions, and more. Most of us have a natural dislike of marketing and advertising and can get annoyed with silly attempts to infiltrate our minds with all kinds of gimmicky ploys and tricks. That’s why the best sales people are those who educate us and then leave us alone.

Whatever the mystery of decision-making is, or what enables us to rightly or wrongly discriminate what experiences are good or bad for us, I think it’s necessary every now and then just to go with our instincts and do something a little different.

It’s is, after all, how new doors are opened.

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