Find Your Center in Holiday Cheer
November 23, 2012
We’re all looking for that Holiday spirit. But something to ask yourself this holiday season is, what is your center?
I saw Rise of the Guardians last evening with my fiancé and her three cousins. It was an adorably cute and fun movie for everyone. What I liked best was the quest of the main character, Jack Frost, to discover his reason for being a guardian. A small bite to entice you might be to let you in on a bit of the plot and tell you that Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost all team up against the Boogeyman in this holiday tale. It’s full of action, adventure, hope, and inspiration.
But like I said, I liked best of all—the question for Jack Frost, "What is your center?" And it has me wondering. The holiday season gets us all geeked up about being friendly and kind to one another, about having fun, laughing, and enjoying life, family, & friends—so why don’t we do this all the time? I’d like to make these things my center—not acting like it’s a holiday all the time but having fun and not worrying so very much about life. Too often are the holidays stressful, but so is the rest of life. So my New Year's goal is getting started a little early, a whole month early, and I now hope to follow through on making these things my center. Also, I like this idea because it sounds a little Zen-like—a creed to make me stop, observe myself and my surroundings, and see what is really happening with eyes unclouded by the hustle and bustle of my daily life.
And if you’re looking for a really fun and cute movie for the whole family, I certainly recommend Rise of the Guardians.
Always ask, "What is my center?" I think the answer to that is what the holidays are truly about.