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Seasons Greetings – Be Here Now

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the season of ‘festive commerce’ is in full swing. And as the momentum of ritual revelry builds, it’s a perfect time to begin reflecting on the spirit of the season—and not just its sensations. This way, when the clock strikes ‘Solstice-Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanza’ I’ll be primed to receive the deeper meaning of the symbols and stories being broadcast about.

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. – Joseph Campbell

To do otherwise raises the risk of beginning another ‘New Year’ feeling tired and over-spent, rather than inspired and renewed.


Though, since we tend to not put much attention into getting centered and staying balanced throughout the rest of the year, the question arises: “What can I do now, so I can enjoy what’s become the hidden meaning of these holidays?”

Be Here Now
Thirty or so years ago, a book called “Be Here Now came to me. That title — Be Here Now — blew open a door in my teenage mind leaving an opening that still channels the clarity and refreshment carried by that simple phrase ... Be Here Now. That door opened onto a path I’ve followed ever since; a poetic passage posted with signs left by wise people who have come and gone this way before ... and as Earth sinks into its Winter Solstice the signs I’m seeing say ... Be Here Now ...

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