Home for the Holidays

December 6th, 2009

As the holidays approach, it often takes additional focus to create a conscious, balanced and peaceful season for ourselves.  Paying attention to our relationships with food and money might be a good starting point followed closely by our relationships with work and sex.  More than ever — adopting an attitude of moderation can go a long way.

We can also think of home as a place where we live or home as a place within us based on where our heart feels most at peace.  I very much believe in creating a physical space which reflects a peaceful heart, and you can choose how your home looks this holiday season.  For instance, I enjoy putting up some decorations in an attempt to mark the holidays and punctuate the end of a year.  But ultimately it’s the experiences and the time spent with loved ones that creates the richness of the season for me.

This doesn’t rule out indulging in some of the foods and exchanging of gifts which seems to be an inevitable part of the season, but each year I get to participate in the December festivities with more mindfulness and more choice in how I’d like to design it.  Most of all, pace yourself knowing that you can do as much or as little as you choose, and either way, January 2nd will be upon us before you know it.

May it be a peaceful, joyful season and a New Year full of lots of creative possibilities.

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