I read something that has stayed with me and is a reminder to me about this special time of the year - we make a consious effort during this time of the year to be nice to each othr, to love one another, to forgive, to think of peace rather than fighting - and why do we do that? Because of the message that the holiday season brings to us - which is "PEACE, LOVE, JOY, BELIEVE, FAITH, TRUST, HOPE"..and the list goes on - whatever your spiritual affiliation is -there is a special energy in the air that this season carries. And it stays till about the 1st week in January - and them boom- we go back to our old lives-old patterns, and old ways of doing things - boom -just like that-do you ever wonder why?
And then the author went on to say - what if we make a decision to make this season a permanent one- where the authentic self in us that emerged for a short period of time stretches itself a little bit more and instead of it dropping on January 6, let us make an attempt to continue in that spirit.
The question that comes to my mind is why would we not want to? Take a look at yourself when you are happy - when you are in joy- when you are sending love- you are at your full glorious best- and in turn it becomes a domino effect. Your individual choice to choose harmony over discord becomes a ripple effect to those around you - it starts with yourself- and it gets passed on to your family, partners, friends, office mates, and eventually strangers. What does this say to you? what does that say about the human spirit? It can potentially do anything it sets it mind to- IF it wants to----and that is what this is all about.
So as we approach the end of 2013, take a look at the year in review- there were achievements, there were losses, there were gains, there was hope , there were fights, and there were reunions- and there was love...we start with love and we end with love. For some of us, this could have been the worse year of our lives, while for others it could have been the best year of our lives- life throws things at us constantly and it is up to us to live up to our ideal of what we want to strive to me...A meditation that I heard some time back - was "I attract that which I essentially am." We aren't conscious of what we essentially are -but our soul is - and our soul wants us to reach to that level. Once we begin to identify what and who we are, living it out will cease to be a struggle because we are aligned with our true self.... And that is what this season says to us - to love ourselves first and be able to give that self of ours to the world -as you give-so you shall receive.
To those of you who read me and look forward to getting my posts - I say thank you for reading me - writing to me has become as essential as breathing and as meditating. And this blog has been a medium for me to get to that level. I only hope that 2014 is filled with love, light, magic and hope. In the end, it is not what happens to us that matters, it is what we become in the process that matters -and that is the meaning of this life. What and how we become depends on how much we are willing to look at ourselves in the mirror and face the truth. What and how we become starts with one simple step -as an avid journaler - which is write, write, write. Write about the weather, write about your mood, write about how much you can't stand those pair of shoes, write about your favorite color, write as if you are in the future, write a letter to your loved one, write a poem, write out lists, write out dreams, write out hopes -There can never be too much or too little....but the journey inside us through writing is one of transformation - and it is worth it all the day
Some Journal Prompts for you:
- What would I want to say to you at this moment....
-If i could only
-To Love is