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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Family Baggage

This afternoon I watched a you-tube video titled Being Present in Relationships. It was based on Eckhart Tolle's idea of seeing our relatives as if they had no past with us. What a great idea, especially at this time of year when families and their "baggage" get together and often pretend to love each other; while deep down they are reliving past hurts that never healed.

"All Happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." ~Leo Tolstory

Wouldn't it be wonderful if someone could just snap a finger and wipe out whatever the transgression was? What if we could enter a room or sit down at the holiday dinner table as if we had amnesia, meeting everyone for the first time? Just to be present in the moment without the baggage of past mistakes would be a magnificent gift for all to give and receive.

Peace be with all of you during this holiday season and may you make every effort to be present in all of your relationships.

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