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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Insanity: A Ninja Perspective

I'm super aware this Holiday season of all the projections and expectations and disappointments that arise around the holidays. And I'm totally jazzed by it and grateful for it. Sometimes the holidays are when it feels like we all really get real. We let our expectations be known. We strive to create something perfect. The perfect meal. The perfect gift. The perfect night. Each time we strive for perfection, to be perfect, it is because there's a deeper need--love, happiness, enlightenment, joy, etc. I'm so grateful for this craziness at the holidays because there's a vulnerability here. There's a willingness to say "this is what I'm looking for right now." There's a willingness to try and fail spectacularly, to see each other at our most raw, our wits end, our breaking point and to still be there for each other. In the past few years, I've developed an immense gratitude for the witnessing of the shadow side, in myself and others. What a gift when someone is willing to let you see past the veneer and into the heart of what they truly desire. Happy holidays everyone. I see you. 

For a bit of holiday cheer and my inspiration for this post, please watch this awesome video. The DropKick Murphy's capture the spirit of true gratitude for the insanity of reality. http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=qTx-sdR6Yzk

2 comments:

Lenora Cooper said...

This post is the one that has moved me emotionally the most of all of your posts. The reframe of all of the perfect pictures to being an expression of deeper desire opened up a spaciousness and lightness that hadn't been there before.

Thank you!

Mary Stevens II said...

Thank you Lenora. I'm so glad it opened a lightness and spaciousness for you. I'm totally crying now and that's so cool!

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