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. When I try and play the old way again, I always loose.
The good news is, yesterday is past and there is always a new day.
Throughout our lives, we have opportunities for transcendence and transformation! When we change the form of the thought or behavior holding us back, we learn and discover some higher order of capacity. Giddy-up
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”