In contrast to the corporate harassment we have all grown up with during the holidays, let me offer the following mediation.
We all have the opportunity to take our first deep breath to acknowledge our deep calm within.
Take as much time is as needed for this first deep breath.
And wait for it.
Wait for the calm.
This may take several minutes, but you will feel it.
Feel the calm.
It is yours.
It is always there.
It is always within.
When you feel you can, take a second deep breath.
You are building on and expanding your deep calm.
This second breath extends out to the people you know.
It reminds them of the fact of the deep calm within them.
Extend your breath and your calm.
Finally, take your third deep breath.
This breath is extending to all the people you don’t know all over the planet.
It connects with the deep calm within them.
It reminds them of their never-ending source of calm and allows them to breathe deeply and expansively and generously.
This is your state of being now, for the duration of the holidays, and really, for always.
You are very dearly loved, cherished and adored.
© 2011 Kathryn Hardage