Most of us have probably heard the song, “Deck the halls with boughs of holly; Tis the season to be jolly.” It’s a catchy tune and is one of the most popular/classic Christmas carols around. But if I take a step back from the seeming mass hysteria and actually LOOK at the season; I’m tempted to holler back bullshit!
Today is one of my favorite days of the year, it’s a little known “holiday” if you will. Before I go on explaining what exactly today is, I’d like to illustrate why it’s a personal favorite. To do so, we need to talk about something everyone goes through, life.
They say Easter is canceled this year, due to the stay-at-home orders. And I pretty much agree that it should be (for the sake of flattening the curve), at least as we know it. I fear that Easter is mostly superficially understood. What do we think of when we think Easter? Candy, Easter eggs, the …
I have a friend who was talking to me, and referred to my spiritual interests as being, “into all that zen and peace stuff.” I don’t have anything against him, it’s a misunderstanding. And I’m not even writing this to correct him, but to inform any who may share this misunderstanding.
I want you to imagine someone sitting with their legs neatly folded in some way, with their eyes closed, and their hands out to their sides, perhaps even chanting something. Now imagine someone crocheting. Their gaze is focused, and they aren’t easily distracted. If I were to now ask you which one was meditating, I’m sure that the (nearly) unanimous answer would be the first. And now that I’m bringing this into question, I’m sure that you’re starting to have doubts. Well, if you are, then that’s good!