It’s that time of year again and all over the world in every religion and every family the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are nothing short of a messy mix of emotions and stress.
The sad reality is that very few us will actually experience this holy time of year as happy, and here is how many of us will ruin it and have ruined it in the past. . . . . .
By not being present with those are near and dear. Jewish Rabi, Rabbi Heschel wrote, “In every moment, something sacred is at stake.” This is especially true during this special and sacred time of year.
As you have often heard it said, the now moment is a gift, that why it’s called the present. Time, talk and touch, these are the gifts our loved ones will cherish most of us and in order to give these authentically you must now how to be present and stay in the moment.
But at the same time don’t let tradition and superstition bound you to those you fear who are far over those who are dear and near. The Hebrew proverbs says, “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife”.
Nothing is honorable or holy about giving up your sacred time off from work and duty to spend it with people who only cause you stress. If you can’t show up and be fully present then don’t offer your presence to the mess.
Cheers to making the Holidays Holy again!