Holiday spirit

Published in the Republican 2019

During this time of year, it can often be very easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas.  The practice of yoga can help us count our blessings while understanding the values of Christmas.

The first value is peace on Earth, the idea of ending wars.  But it can also mean cultivating peace through yoga, such as stillness of our bodies, a peaceful mind.  By practicing meditation and non-violence, we can find peace within the world and ourselves.  The idea is that the more peaceful we are with ourselves, the more peace we can send into the world.

The second value is goodwill towards mankind.  This is achieved through practicing karma yoga.  This is being of service by bringing compassion, love and happiness to other people.  Along with karma yoga, there is also the idea of giving and receiving.  Every gift that is given should represent the joy and love of the season.  It is the thought that counts, not the actual gift.  When you give in love, you will receive that love back.

Santa Claus should not be considered a commercial gimmick, but rather a character that represents universal love.  Santa Claus empowers childhood beliefs, such as wonder, possibilities and unlimited love.  He also encourages the idea of caring for others and ourselves.  Christmas should not be viewed as a time for receiving presents.  Instead, embrace the true love of the holiday.

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