How to Talk with Your Relatives Over the Holidays
A Monthly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being
Published November 17, 2017
If you are agitated about the holidays, this may be a tough place to arrive in, especially if you have unresolved issues beyond politics with some members of your family. In every family there are people who annoy and upset us, but for the most part our family are people we love (even if we don’t like them). In my book Real Love I focus on a love you generate and that can emanate from within you. Love as an action, rather than as something you yearn for someone to give to you. You can be the source of love and stability, and an agent of harmony at this gathering, simply by extending the act of love that is listening.
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