It’s a crazy fast paced world out there.
We all know this and yet, even I with all my meditation and reflection become part of it and get on that fast train to “get things done” . I ready for the birth of our Lord, the celebration of love coming into the world with haste and purchase.
From time to time, I must stop and ask: what’s going on? I try to reach that potential for goodness that the season is really about. I reach within to my heart to find compassion. Compassion for myself is the mercy I give to others: from the grocery clerk to the person on the other end of the phone who puts me on hold while I listen to loud dissonant music.
I have thought that maybe the season of Christmas is here to demonstrate to us how we really are, if we dare to look. Am I forgiving of the woman who cut me off on the freeway? Can I stop and talk to the man who asks me for money on the street? Do I call someone who might be lonely this season, far away from family? Can I give away a coat that I don’t use to someone who needs it?
Random acts of kindness reveal our true self.
So, today, in all that I attempt, I will breathe in kindness, and breathe out haste….
In Kindness…out haste.
With love and kindness,