Somehow, the holidays are upon us... and, for many of us, this year's holidays won't look quite the same. Perhaps they will be smaller, more intentional, or quieter.
Some of us will appreciate this smaller, quieter time. Some of us will ache for what we wish we could do. Likely, we will all experience a mix of the two.
As we approach the holidays in the time of Corona, I thought it worthwhile to spend some time reflecting on contentment.
Discontentment is the illusion that there can be something else in the moment.
Something is missing and if I just had THAT then I could be happy…
Contentment is understanding that the moment is complete. Just as it is.
This can be difficult to believe when the moment isn't 100% comfortable, but this is our practice. Pause long enough to notice what we think we are missing and to let ourselves rest inside the moment as it is.
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
May we all embrace the holiday season as it is this year, may we stay safe and healthy, and may we know we are loved.
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