The holidays can be a stressful time for people. For many years I would go in and out of depression around thanksgiving and christmas, following the familiar patterns of my family. I tried excessive drinking and abusive behavior to feel better (familiar patterns), but to no avail. After many years, I made a conscious effort to change that pattern. I learned a new way to embrace the holidays by “being” the gift of peace, joy and love. Yesterday I tried playing the old way again, and lost.
Today, is a new day.
Throughout our lives, we have nothing but opportunities for transcendence and transformation! To change the form of the thing and by changing it, we learn from it and discover some higher order of capacity. Then it happens, of course, that in your meditation you discover that you haven’t really walked your talk, as completely as you ought to have. Aren’t there some things that you could do better in your relationships with other people? And the answer is, yes absolutely, and I continue to work on that, even today.
Our lives are formed not just by the conflicts that we’ve experienced, but by the ones we’ve not resolved – Ken Cloke
“Blessings on your journey”