A Thought for the Holidays
According to many societies, the holidays are supposed to be a time for celebration, warmth, kinship and all-round festivities.But with these things come challenges. The holidays also bring out certain dynamics: pressures, fears, tension, dissatisfaction, and a sense that things aren't living up to our expectations, that they aren't as great as they're supposed to be.So here's a thought I heard in yoga the other evening. It gave me a sense of peace and I hope you can take something from it too:Everything in the universe is exactly as it is meant to be. You are exactly where you are meant to be and doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.Sounds pretty woo, but here's the meaning I took from it: it might be difficult, it might be exciting, it might be lonely, we might never want to let go of certain moments. But they will pass, just as everything passes. And they will be replaced by new moments, new feelings. Nothing is fixed or solid, we are always in process.This is what it is to be human.