Monday, December 22, 2014
Day 22 - December Meditations - Giving
"If you want to be unhappy think of yourself. If you want to be happy, think of others." ~Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Affirmation: Today I give and think of others. I cherish my friends and family.
As I prepare to move into celebrating Christmas with my family, I found myself a bit frustrated about the gifts I hadn't bought yet. I was upset that I waited so late, but I still have time today and tomorrow to prepare, however, I found myself even more upset due to the fact that I want more money to spend on presents right now. I didn't enjoy feeling so frustrated, but then was drawn to the quote above preparing to meditate and discovered I wasn't thinking of others really, I was thinking of myself with the gift giving. As I shifted my attention to the connection I have with my friends and family, the frustration lifted. I once again am feeling excited about shopping and know whatever I can give and afford is enough.
Join me in a meditation on giving to anchor in the love of the season instead of the pricetag.