We’ve long heard about the magic of Christmas. For me, that once meant Santa coming down the chimney and leaving shiny presents under the tree. As I grew older, it meant the heartwarming feelings from sharing hearty hugs and smiles in good company. Today, as I’ve become more introspective, and the world is in such a strange place, the magic of Christmas means something else.
I don’t believe one has to practice organized religion or be a Christian to benefit from the wisdom of this holiday. As with Swami Sivananda, I respect all religions equally. To me, his sentiments mirror today’s world and also offer great hope. I offer them to you in the spirit of Christmas:
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Merry Christmas to our world.
May the light in our hearts shine as brightly as the Bethlehem Star.