What I Love about Christmas

by Anne Malatt, Australia

What I love about Christmas is the stillness.

I love the feeling that we have stopped for a day to spend time with ourselves and with those we love.

Of course, there is often a frantic rush to do things before and after, and for many even during Christmas day, but it feels like there is a possibility for everyone to feel stillness on this day.

What if we could feel stillness every day? 

What if this was a natural way to feel the essence of who we are?

What if we could allow ourselves to feel this way, every day?

I have found that if I start the day in stillness, before I go into motion, my day flows much more harmoniously. When I wake, I lie in bed and feel how I am. I make sure I am fully present in my body before I get up and move. This way, my movements are much more gentle and loving and confirm the living stillness that I am.

If I lose it, I stop and return to this feeling of stillness as soon as I realise I am struggling. I focus on breathing gently until I can feel my stillness again. If I can’t feel still, I go for a gentle walk until I can.

I have learnt this way of being through the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

If I live this way, every day can feel like Christmas.

306 thoughts on “What I Love about Christmas

  1. Very true Anne, Christmas can be a stop moment for people where they spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy and appreciate the year they have had – I agree this is something we can begin to live everyday not just one day of the year.

  2. Something that helps me to keep stillness in my day is not eating breakfast, most mornings in the past I eat breakfast in a rushed and hurried manner, this quality is then with me throughout the day. I now choose to not do this and my day flows in a more purposeful flow.

  3. The profound teaching in this blog is – there does not exist something as Christmas. Huh, what? Yes, in fact the ancientness does exist and the stillness can be observed and deeply felt. But it is us that is paying more attention and present conscious thinking to Christmas. So we can see it is our choice how much of that stillness, that togetherness we take out of the shelf, and when , how and how much. Christmas is in fact a symbol of having the opportunity and possibility to bring all of that alive in all those 364 days the rest of the year..So, what is Christmas truly reflecting us? That we can live all that brotherhood & togetherness, stillness and magic of God – everyday.

  4. All I want for Christmas is… stillness. I agree Anne, I love the feeling of stillness at that time also, and on other public holidays, and even on weekend days. It’s utterly beautiful. As you say, we can make our every day a holiday… a holy-day… a stillness day.

  5. When we stop and feel the stillness we have from within there is an inner calm, it gives us space to evaluate things, to feel what is going on, and most of all to enjoy life even the smallest of things can bring a smile to our face, we don’t need Christmas when everyday can be filled with such beautiful moments, that we so often miss because we are too busy in the distraction of life.

  6. I loved reading some for the previous comments of feeling the stillness by not eating breakfast in a hurried way, if breakfast sets your day, how you eat breakfast or anything we eat also sets your day too.

    Stillness ought be felt in our everyday not just for weekends or public holiday, its as if we give ourselves permission during those extra days off and not the others.

  7. I feel this way too about Christmas. There can be such a hype which can take us away from this pause moment on offer. Yet if we take it, it’s like a moment where the whole country and beyond is just taking a moment to stop, connect with loved ones and take a break from the momentum we may have been running in. Quite a beautiful offering.

  8. Yes, it is also like this when there is snow and all the ground is white. Everything slows down and people seem to have more time to connect to each other. Our lives can run at a ridiculously fast and furious rate with increasing pressure to hit targets. To have a moment to just be, without all the doing to meet outside demands, gives us all a taste of how life could be very different.

  9. Christmas in the Northern hemisphere, especially when fresh snow has fallen, can be awe-inspiringly still and convey a taste of the delicious stillness we all have inside of us.

  10. Everyday can feel like Christmas if we connect to who we truly are. Our connection then grows and this can be shared with all others and we can love equally all people around us if we gather with them or not. A purposeful living that is expansive in many many ways and not limited to one or two days.

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