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December 25, 2017

Follow the Light

“Peace on earth will come to all
If we just follow the light”
(“Here Comes Santa Claus”)


I have to admit, I was surprised to find this lyric within such a jolly, simple song. “Peace on earth will come to all, if we just follow the light”?


While certainly we could assume a specific religious interpretation, there’s also a more general wisdom to be gleaned: Personal peace does come to all who follow the light of truth, and thus come out of the darkness of deception.


Whenever we choose to reveal the truth, especially to those who matter most, we invite peace into our lives. This truth can be about a mistake we’ve made, or a change we feel happening inside us, or a feeling we’ve simply never shared. In all cases, as scary as it can be, pursuing the light of honesty is the quickest way to enjoy the inner peace we all crave.


Peace begins with pause,



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