In the next couple days, the traffic will be crazy, parking will be near-impossible, and the lines in the stores will be long. Family members will be coming & going, children will be screaming, people who love each other will respond sharply, and the greatest frenzy of the year will only increase. But in the middle of this, the yogi.
Take a minute each day to step back & find the silence within yourself. Turn off the television, the phones, and even the beautiful Christmas music. Listen to your breath. Remember that you are not this chaos. That the eternal portion of you (your soul) can be quiet, like the eye of the storm. And when you're in line, or stuck in traffic, remember that the person across from you is also a Soul. Take a deep breath, and offer up a blessing, because they are stuck in that chaos, too. I like this one,
May you be filled with loving-kindness,
May you be well,
May you be peaceful & at ease,
May you happy.
See if it changes your attitude, and then, just maybe, your world.