A Centered Holiday of Joyfulness
I can understand how trying this time of year can be for people with less than stellar families. Not everyone gets the home for the holidays white Christmas and tree surrounded with loving family members. Yet there is so much we can do within ourselves to be ready for a season of joy. So little of our own personal happiness comes truly from others. We are our own greatest gift giver, for we alone can bestow the gift of a joyful heart to ourselves.
When December approaches we can all feel rather dulled at the edges even before the season gets going in full. Try to carve out time and emotional space for yourself. Take a warm shower and breath in; appreciate all that you have within. You don’t need endless quiet or stillness to find an inner peace, all you need. All that you will ever need no matter the time of year is to see yourself clearly and love what you see. No mean siblings can degrade your worth, your emotional value if you have a centered and grounded soul.
Find your center. Not a place or person or a thing. Your center is the space within that no one can truly know except you. It is the unguarded being with which we all come into world; our true selves, without gilt or fear or judgment.
When we can find our center and stay balanced within no harm can come to our spirits. Start meditating now, even five or ten minutes a day will help you strengthen your core well being. Every morning during the holidays, whether you go to visit others or they come to your home, sit on your bed, legs crossed with your hands gently laying on your knees and breath. Imagine all the hurt feelings of yesteryear and all the turmoil anyone else brings up in you and picture it being pushed away by a pure white light. Slowly see that the light is everywhere, within and with out, and there is no longer anything left to push away from you. You are left whole, with none of the need to feel what you know is unhealthy for you. Let this holiday season bring great joy into your life and take hold of the goodness when you witness it. Allow yourself to be a capturer of moments, an infinite guidebook to your own wondrous life.