The festive season is a time that we get to spend with our families and friends. It is special as it reminds us of who we are, the families we grew up in and the people we chose to be our friends.
Many times, we lose sight of the true value of this time of year. We spend time Christmas shopping, reminiscing of times spent together and worrying about which unruly family member will behave in character and draw every ounce of patience from your tired soul.
Instead of finding the well-known and dreaded flaws…
Let us turn our backs on our feelings regarding people’s intolerant behaviour and we embrace that light within ourselves that warms people to us. People are not that one thing that annoys us, they are more than what we see.
This year, find what beauty is hidden in the people around you. They don’t often show their kindness behind their gruff exterior or their bullish behaviour.
People are sometimes stuck in old patterns or habits that protect them from harm. The philosophy of the enneagram1 teaches us that we are more than these behaviours and we often use outdated or ineffective ways to interact.
Look for the meaning behind the behaviour and you will find the beauty of the real person hiding behind their coping mechanism.
Everyone has value
We have lost so many along the way, let us take this time to share our hearts with one another. It is what makes us beautiful.
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