…I wish you a promising Christmas at any time in your life. You may not expect to hear Merry Christmas and so forth from me, but I am trying to bring home to you who the Christ is, who Mother Mary is and who that immaculate son is…
A week ago I read this transcription of a satsang with Paramahansa Satyananda, from Christmas Day in 1983.
Swamiji has a fascinating take on what Christmas means and what it can mean for us all, and for more than just one day a year.
Please do read it – you’ll be blown away by what he says.
And – please consider donating to Linda-Sama’s fundraiser, if you haven’t already (follow the link to find out how).
Today (Christmas Day) I’ll be at my sister and brother-in-law’s place now that they’re living in a house big enough to host everyone. Which works for me! Christmas at my parents’ place is just a little too… tense and sterile for my liking.
There are nieces waiting for me, and they make everything 500% better. Even Christmas.
Boxing Day evening I’ll be on a plane bound for Sydney! Just a short break for eight days, I’ll get to stay with some of my closest buddies, and catch up with a host of old friends.
How nice it’ll be to have a little holiday in the gorgeously warm Sydney (as opposed to unpredictable Melbourne), see all my friends and chill out a bit after what’s been a very difficult and challenging year (2009 was a bit of a bastard for many people!).
Also, here’s an unofficial press release for y’all:
BLOGGY NEWS BULLETIN
On New Year’s Eve I’ll be meeting up with some very fabulous bloggy friends. Two people who’ve been incredibly supportive and wonderful to me – Catatonic Kid and Shiv.
They were among the very first people I made contact with when I started my blog, and thanks to Twitter, IM, Facebook and y’know, everything else… we’ve become good friends. I totally love them both, and apparently they don’t mind me either!
Shiv is here to visit his beloved CK, and I kinda invited myself to stay for a night or two. Hehe! We have many plans, especially for Shiv’s birthday on 1st January (secret plans, mwahahaha!!).
It’s all very exciting!!
Not sure if I’ll be blogging while I’m in Sydney, but I’ll certainly be writing. And taking plenty of photos.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas or whatever you do or don’t celebrate, however you’re spending it.
Catatonic Kid said:
yes they is secretses and they are gooooood but *shrug* still not telling. hehehe
happy Xmas, beautiful 🙂 glad /not/ spending it at Rents’ place. and yes, kidlet type beings most definitely make up for whole worlds of ick and Argh! can’t wait till mine arrives. she’ll be a whole new person, in many ways, after 6 months.
anyhow, enjoy! see you soon!
Bob Weisenberg said:
You’re right, that Satyananda piece is amazing, especially to someone like myself who is particularly interested in Yoga as universal truth.
Have a great time.
@CK – Oh yes, special secretses, and how exciting it will be to watch it all unfold!! See you very soon. Enjoy your reunion tomorrow… 😀
@Bob – It’s brilliant, isn’t it? You’d also enjoy the Heart of Yoga DVD then, where Swamiji talks a lot about religious tolerance. He says things like “Monotheism breeds intolerance”, and “My way is one way, but it’s not the only way”. Will do a review on that one when I get back from Sydney.
Yay secwet plans afoot!
Hope you guys have a great time and you have a very Merry Christmas
Interesting fellow bloggers… will be checking them up 🙂
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you are on a safe journey today! Enjoy your break & Happy New Year!
Immi the Mad said:
Have a great trip and one of those good Christmases all over. *offering hugs*
@GirlBlue – Thank you m’dear, we did indeed have a fabbo time!! 🙂
@Claudia – Hey, thanks for dropping by and commenting. I’ll be checking out your blog, too.
@Jennifer – Christmas was okay, but Sydney was awesome! Hope your’s was great, too.
@Immi the Mad – Good to see you back and blogging again. *hugs*