“Wisdom says I am nothing. Love says I am everything. Between the two my life flows” Nisargadatta Maharaj
The holiday season is such a wonderful time of the year. Bing Crosby songs, parties, the first snow and much needed time away from the insanity of our daily lives. Baked good & family time fill the air with familiar smells and sounds.
Anyone who knows us, knows that we celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas in this house. The lighting of the candles leading to the celebration of baby Jesus being born. While I tentatively call myself a Christian – more importantly I’m a spiritual human being that believes all the great religions teach the same simple lessons.
Did you know that in December:
Jews celebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights
Christians celebrate Christmas
Muslims celebrate Milad un Nabi, the birth of Muhammed
Buddhists celebrate Bodhi Day honouring the enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautam
Religious? Non religious? It matters not – we are all connected, inseparable in our life experience. So much is made of our differences in the media. Whether it be financial, racial, religious or sexual issues. It never ceases to amaze me that we allow the rhetoric to overcome common sense. The majority of people want love, security & peace. Our oneness is undeniable and beauty lies in the cultural differences we have. A few bad apples unfortunately dominate the headlines – because let’s face it. Crap sells.
So this holiday we are going to concentrate on quality time with one another, appreciating what we have been given in this beautiful world. The marketing of the holidays sometimes makes us all forget that the true gift is right in front of us and doesn’t cost a damn thing.
Wishing you and yours the BEST holiday season ever. Turn off the TV, radio – make a meal and ring in the new year. 2015 is going to be the best yet, I have faith!