The most important thing I’ve learnt this year

This year has been tough by any measure.

The upside is that hard times teach you a lot about yourself and other people.

The most important thing I’ve learnt is that if you focus on filling yourself up with peace, that peace will eventually overflow into other people’s┬álives.

Same goes if you fill yourself up with rage, or hate, or chaos. That will overflow and create more rage, and hate, and chaos.

Conflict occurs when the chaos in you meets the chaos in someone else.

And conflict fizzles out when chaos is met with resolute calm.

So if you want to have a peaceful Christmas, or indeed, a peaceful life, you need to focus on calming and soothing yourself. Loving yourself. Accepting yourself. It’s not selfish or self-indulgent to spend time making your inner world harmonious. It is the kindest thing you can do if you genuinely love other people.

What’s the most important thing you have learnt this year?


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