Hello, Vibrant Reader!
After re-reading Charly Emery's article, Take Time Out for Giving Thanks, about giving thanks during the holidays, I realized that--even though you may do it all other times of the year--it's especially easy to forget to be grateful in all the hubub surrounding the holidays. Adding gift-giving, event planning, home decorating, and the sometimes stressful family interactions to an already packed out normal schedule, can distress even the strongest of us. Charly's point is to make it a priorty to slow down--stop, even--and look around at what you are truly thankful for. It's an automatic lift, and can make all the difference in your outlook--and your intention.
AlterNet last week, posted a long, but very good article entitled, "Is Our Worship of Consumerism and Technology Making Us Depressed?" One of the points of the article is that the way we define happiness and depression in modern society is very different from how Buddha, or Spinoza, would have defined such concepts. And, the spirituality of things has been undermined by a paradigm of materialism.
In this materialistic view, any behaviors outside a narrow band of "normal," is surrounded by a tremendous social taboo. "There are many possible reasons for the increasing rate of depression among Americans, but I believe that one important cause is a culture that demands happiness. The pressure to be in a good mood can make people ashamed of not being in one."
Instead, take a moment a few times a day to step back, reflect and accept your feelings, then embrace in thankfulness the opportunity of just living.
Until next week...
In vibrant health,
Pure Energy Rx
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Time Out for Holiday Thanks
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