Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas – Replacing Political Correctness with Love

In recent years the whole idea of being politically correct has taken the forefront of the news and of life in general. And while living life from a kind and loving place is most important to me and many other people, I think it should be something that is genuine and authentic.

Political correctness has become the norm because for some reason we need to be told how to treat others. We can’t seem to love and respect, honour and accept someone else’s lifestyle, race, colour, religion or tradition.

Christmas used to be so much more attached to the birth of Jesus, making it a religious holiday. But in my eyes, I feel that Christmas is more about the spirit of who Jesus was and how he lived his life which is really no different than how Buddha lived his life, or Moses etc. The unconditional love and kindness, the acceptance, the compassion and the feeling of connection that these prophets bestowed upon the people are a great lesson for the rest of us.

My point here is that it doesn’t matter whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday, it’s the spirit with which you celebrate. How you celebrate life in general. The joy, peace, love and understanding that makes you feel content with life and with others.

So this holiday season, why not use the greeting that is closest to your heart and give them the space to greet you back in their own way. Accept each other and our ways of celebrating the love, peace, joy and our connection to source at this time of year.

Remember this feeling throughout the season and carry it with you into the new year. Be conscious of your acceptance but also of your intolerance, your love as well as your hate, your peace as well as your suffering, your compassion as well as your criticism. And love each of those as a part of who you are, allowing yourself to change whatever doesn’t fit, to expand your heart and each day be more and more connected to source.

Merry Christmas to all of you – may the joy, peace, love and spirit of source be ever present and alive in you at this wondrous time of year and through the year to come.

With love and kindness

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  1. My greeting is always Happy Christmas...from my English upbringing where Merry was not in the greeting as in North America.

    Happy Christmas to you Bettina..have a wonderful holiday with your family. (and all your lovely baking)

  2. Merry Christmas, Betts! Couldn't have said it better myself :)


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