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Bringing Light Into Darkness: The Christmas Tradition of Light, Charity and Fun

Posted: December 17, 2017, 8:38 pm
Traditionally Christmas began as a way to bring light into darkness, to use ritual to provide a sense of warmth and plenty

Stories by tian dayton PhD on Medium

Stories by tian dayton PhD on Medium

Bringing Light Into Darkness: The Christmas Tradition of Light, Charity and Fun

Posted: December 17, 2017, 8:43 pm

Traditionally Christmas began as a way to bring light into darkness, to use ritual to provide a sense of warmth and plenty in a period that was otherwise cold and sparse. Pulling together around a burning hearth and celebrating was, at its very base, a way of maintaining a sense of warm...

Daily Affirmations

Differentiation


Today I accept that each time I grow or change, somewhere pain will be present. I have greatly accelerated my growth process in recovery. Issues that I may have accumulated over a period of decades I am dealing with in a much shorter time frame. The pain of confronting myself in these ways will be present alongside the joy that I feel. The easiest way to have the joy rests in not denying the pain, which is also a natural part of the process. All change requires a giving up, and this in itself is cause for mourning. It is this giving up, however, that clears the path for change. I know today that I am going through a purification process and though it is not easy, it is deeply worthwhile.
I can accept the pain that accompanies change.
In order to unify in ourselves or unite with others, we must change, renounce, give ourselves; and this violence to ourselves partakes of pain. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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