Family practice before the Holidays!
I read this recently : "If you are enlightened, go visit your family."Coming home for a holiday can mean getting stuck in family patterns - or growing into something new."
A family gathering offers the opportunity to understand something about who we are and what we need to work on. If we accept them, than they became our truly teachers. They are the book in which we can read our own character and karma. They show us our strength-the skills and competencies we came into this life having mastered. They also reveal the own weekness, the wounds and triggers that we will need to deal sooner or later.
So some practices:
See beauty in the beast (inquiry )
Hold your fire (mindfull observation)
Give your blessings (positive intention)
Sometimes the loving attention is just what is needed.
So put a smile on your face, have a cappuccino and enjoy the moment !