For many, today is a special day of family, friends, love and appreciation. And yet, there is simultaneously so much pain and darkness in the world.
There is conflict happening all over the place and inside each and every one of us.
Why is that?
Consider this: How many of us have ever been in a real argument or fight, believing we were wrong? The answer is probably none of us. We fight because we are right. And we are right all the time. The problem is that the guy we are fighting with is also right all the time.
It's interesting how that works.
On this Christmas day, let’s try to see things from a different point of view--to step back from the people that hurt us and consider a bigger picture. If we can step back and think thoughts like, "why is this happening to me?" and "how can I grow from it?” then maybe we don’t have to lose a great amount of things or relationships to understand that there are situations, regardless of time and space, that have to be rectified within this life, so that we can go on, perhaps to something better.
Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy holiday. May we all remember that peace on Earth begins with peace in our hearts, and that happens one person at a time.