Our social conditioning is usually about being a ‘doer’ and giving to others.
DOING – racing around so that everything gets done and everyone is consumerised and happy, can unravel and challenge the most centered of us. It’s our centeredness that supports our relating. So if each of us has one gift to give at Christmas – I would suggest that is first and foremost our centered and peaceful self. Make time to support this in yourself.
I’m also inviting you to explore b-e-i-n-g a receiver of others and their gifts this Christmas.
Receive all the love, gratitude, playfulness and foibles of family and friends. Having a gift given to you is a time to just receive the others intent and express your appreciation of them. You might also explore receiving with full acceptance, others around you just as they are…even if they are in their stress or anxiety. Dropping all judgment.
My favourite gift is to be received free of judgment.