Well, I hope everyone had an inspired and inspiring day yesterday, regardless of your religious beliefs. I myself was, and am, snowed in at a mountaintop home where I have the dog and cat I’m pet-sitting to keep me company. Despite the weather and being “stuck” here, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable Christmases in years. And the snowfall was absolutely magical–yesterday there was no wind at all and the snow fell so quietly and brought such a sense of Stillness to the surroundings it was truly awe-inspiring.
Anyway, on with…
TIPS FOR TODAY:
#1 – Here’s a great idea and challenge from a newsletter I received from Ken Page and his partner Nancy
*A Holiday Challenge from Nancy*
This season is my favorite for really one reason: kindness and generosity. People generally act more loving, their attitudes are kinder and there is a true sense of giving to others. The anticipation and spirit of Christmas brings joy to the hearts of so many people, allowing them to feel blessed just to be alive.
Then the New Year begins and old patterns emerge. The spirit of this season is forgotten. So I offer a challenge to any of you brave and courageous enough to take it on:
Hold within your heart a space for kindness, gentleness and compassionate acceptance. Pick one day in January (keep it secret to yourself). Think of that day as your day of blessings. Really get into the spirit of Christmas as that day approaches. Be kind, gentle, loving, giving and compassionate with others – just as you do at Christmas time. Do the same for each month, keeping the same date you chose for January.
Now – if each one of us chooses a different date of the month, and we each carry forward the spirit of blessings, compassion and joy – each of us would find ourselves in a much happier world. It won’t really be hard because we will have Christmas one day each month and the feelings and spirit for many days before and after. Everyone else has a different day for the same reason – and all of us benefit.
Thanks for reading. We wish you a joy and peace-filled Holiday season. Do something you love to do – just for yourself.
Ken and Nancy
#2 – In preparation for the very special world meditation planned for 1/1/11, World Puja gave a presentation the other day that is now available for replay. Here is the link (and be sure to sign up for the meditation, if you haven’t done so already–see info in a previous post):
As always, be sure to check out my “What’s New” page for more tips, picks and free stuff!