Updated: Dec 29, 2019
What if religion was each other?
If practice was our life?
If prayer were our words?
What if Temple was the Earth?
If forests were our Church?
If holy water - the rivers, lakes and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the teacher was life?
If wisdom was self-knowledge?
If love was the center of our being?
by ganga white
The picture above is a lighted tree that stands in the corner of my living room. At first, this simple tree was going to be a hip little Christmas tree, but now it is a year-round decoration. It is currently decorated with a dozen small, hand-crafted birds. My favorite (the dove) symbolizes inner peace. The extension of the olive branch represents reconciliation. Those two themes, peace and reconciliation, capture the essence of Christmas for me. As Christmas comes at the end of the year, it beckons us to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.
Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with peace and love, and may the dawn of a New Year fill your heart with hope.