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The 12 Days of Christmas Meditation

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This is kind of a difficult time of year, isn’t it? I mean, it’s the most wonderful. But it’s also kind of difficult, isn’t it?

I keep hearing about the tough times my friends and family and their loved ones are having. The hard workers overwhelmed by all the things that just absolutely have to get done by the end of the year. The friend who was just in a car accident. The mother who doesn’t know how she can afford Christmas for her kids. The high school student who just lost her dad.

And I’ve been feeling really stressed and conflicted over whether or not to send out Christmas cards this year. Okay, maybe that doesn’t feel like a big deal anymore.

The point is we could all use a little less and little more right now. Less to-dos, fewer expectations, more love and ease. Maybe that’s why my husband is watching Chill with Bob Ross right now. How curious that the stroke of a brush, the blending of red and white to creamy pink actually feels good.

It’s the simplicity of it I think.

I had an idea tonight while I was putting my Baby Girl to bed. While I was stroking her hair and breathing deep breaths, her back pressed up against my stomach. For the next 12 days before Christmas I’d like to dedicate my meditation practice to someone else. Twelve someones actually. One for each day.

Do you or someone you know need a little less or a little more? Let me know. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing publicly, feel free to tell me privately and I’ll keep it to myself. Or maybe you’d like to join me in celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas Meditation. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

 

4 thoughts on “The 12 Days of Christmas Meditation

  1. This is such a great idea, both the meditation and the dedication! And I also find Bob Ross super soothing, kind of like the voice of Rick Steves. 🙂

    1. Thank you! Yes, also his voice. Very soothing.

  2. I love this! So many people struggle around the holidays. What a beautiful way to work through that!

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