The season of family and remembrance is upon us. As we enter this time it seems that the world has set siege upon our senses. Black Friday appears to be turning into black week. Economists are warning that we are in an almost apocalyptic recession. To make matters worse December 21, 2012 is almost upon us. Some say it will be the actual apocalypse, some say the end of the mayan calendar, and still others believe it’s just the day before December 22.
What do we do with all this input and chaos? How do we deal with the end of the world, the end of the economy and the eager businesses looking to max out your line of credit?
If the world were to end tomorrow how would you want to behave today? Wouldn’t you want to be the same lovely person that you’ve been your whole life? Continue living to help people, enrich the lives of others and generally practicing ahimsa (avoidance of violence).
Express gratitude in your life for the inciter’s of passion (walmart, target, et al.). You don’t have to agree with them or their tactics. But there is nothing inherently evil or wrong about black friday. It’s just another day on the calender where awareness will serve you better than hysterics.
Appreciate the world for what it is today, just in case it’s gone tomorrow. And most of all live in the moment that is now, for the moments beyond this one are never guaranteed.
Most of all, live your life in rebellious gratitude. Appreciate everything and everyone for what they bring to the table.
I wish you all peace, love and joy in this holiday season. But most of all, I wish you awareness.
I am grateful for all my readers. Thank you.