As the year goes by, we sometimes forget that we always have a choice. A choice to see the true or the false; the reality or the illusion. As the year goes on, we sometimes forget that forgiveness offers true happiness and Love holds no grievances.
It is usually around this time, people start seeing themselves as they actually are. Not the victims of the world. But rather, the inventors of it.
It is usually around this time, people give themselves and others second chances while surrendering to the Love within. Why else do people feel so loved during the holidays?
Not everyone can afford the turkey on the thanksgiving table.
Not everyone has presents under their tree.
Not everyone can countdown the new year with their friends or families.
But everyone can indeed, and many do to some extent, take a look within themselves and choose once again.
They choose Peace, Love, and Forgiveness...
You know it is so interesting....I have been lying here on my bed and what is actually preventing me from falling asleep right now is not the fact that this is Christmas morning....for I realize every day is the birth of love if you let it be...
It's so funny because I was literally about to fall asleep until my lovely kittens jumped up on me and looked out the window...they pushed the curtains to the side and left my eyes staring so intently at the beautiful view. I never truly realized the essence of the moonlight shadow...the snow covered trees... the neighborhood decorations, the holiday lightings, even at this dark hour, the stars bestow so much light upon me. such magnificent beauty. and what makes it even more wonderful, is the fact that I choose to see it this way...
I choose to see the beauty...realizing this beauty is merely an extension of my beautiful perspective; of my beautiful mind...in other words, the beauty is coming from me. It's not really coming from anything out there...the moon always poses a delightful shadow, the trees have always been covered with snow, our neighborhood is always lit up and even when there are not holiday lights up, street lights always illuminate our streets. Most importantly, the stars are always present no matter what; today in this holy instant, I choose to see them differently...you know, after hours of countless conversations with innumerous people regarding the false notion of "seeking" for beauty out there in the world...I realize in this beautiful moment...the beauty we are truly looking for is already within ourselves. I can see it outside me right now at this time...because I realize it is really coming from myself... initially like an hour ago, I literally felt so inspired to take out my cell phone, open my notebook application, and begin typing my epiphany. I share it with you now on this blog because I know after a couple hours I will wake up and I will question whether or not this was all just a dream (; it's moments like this...when truth rings so true for me....reality is far better than my dreams can ever be~