This time of year is year of many things. For me this time of year is a celebration of the best of who we are. We are, indeed, an amalgam of Giving, Receiving, Joy, Family, Community, all of which makes up this wonderful Holiday Spirit. In addition to, and perhaps at the core of who we truly are, is the greatest human gift of the season: belief.
Beliefs form the basis for how we view ourselves and therefore how we view the world. To say that they “are the greatest gift” is an expression of the power they bring, not to the quality of the belief: indeed there are beliefs which can be far destructive (e.g. prejudices) or just plain wrong (e.g. “The World is Flat”).
But this time of year, the focus is on belief in the best aspects of ourselves and each other. And when we take the time to focus on these positive beliefs, we also begin to imagine what life would be like if we acted on those beliefs. This is the one time of the year when we give ourselves permission to imagine the impossible from the positive possibilities that exist within us, when we can shake the cobwebs of those negative beliefs in which we often find ourselves trapped to reveal that, hey, we are not that bad, that there is still wonder and joy within us and that can be powerful enough to be someone special in the year ahead.
This a time to celebrate your own rebirth. In the dead of winter, the seeds of possibility are planted and nurtured by belief. Celebrate who you are. Believe it.
What’s stopping you?