I was talking to a friend this morning, who celebrates being both Jewish and Buddhist. We talked about the early arrival of Hanukkah this year, a celebration of lights at a time when we most need light and all of its many facets of love, compassion, peace, strength, gratitude, wisdom, and hope.
No matter what faith we identify with or what we are growing through this holiday season, the light is available to us all. For me, on this first day of Hannukah, I am reminded of love as the light.
“Only when we have compassion for ourselves, can we truly listen to another person. So we embrace our pain, sorrow, and loneliness with the energy of mindfulness. The understanding and insight born from this practice will help transform the suffering inside us. We feel lighter; we begin to feel warmth and peace inside.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, from Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts
HERE IS A MEDITATION OF LOVING LIGHT. TO LISTEN, CLICK HERE
Love is the realm of “miracles” which are really divine order, seeing the reality of Spirit.