It’s Hard.

“It is hard, so terribly hard, to please yourself.  Far from being the easy thing that it sounds like, it is almost the hardest thing in the world, because we are not always comfortable with that true self that lies deep with in us.”  Christopher Alexander

As the pace of the  Holiday season quickens and you feel yourself doing many shoulds, have tos, obligations or guilt induced activities; pause.

Ask yourself what’s seasonal clutter?

What parts of the festivities do you truly enjoy?

Who do you want to make time to be with?

What activity, celebration, ritual really fills you with joy and wonder?

There is no correct answer for everyone.

Just the answers that resonate with you.

Ignore the din of voices in your head:  The  consumer media messages, the Perfect Family script, the whisper of messy craft projects, the rumbling of finding the perfect gift-for everyone.

Take a moment and consider what would really really please you this December? 

Yes, that first thought that popped into your head.

Only you know what’s really true for you.

Go ahead, please yourself.

Everything else is just clutter.

No apologies, explanations, justifications.

Hold sacred space in your life for your truest self.