I’m checking the ways I contribute to the growing violence, the ways I kick myself, accuse, and separate from others. It’s humbling; I don’t like it, but the work feels necessary, each of us tending our own light to create change.

This Hanukkah feels timely to light the menorah. To revere each day of increasing darkness, and take great care to shine. Practice non-violence, starting with your Self. Notice how you’re mean to you. The ways you terrorize yourself, start there.

Then everyday connect to nature; that is love. Make love, and choose it more often. Love when it seems crazy to, when you’d rather scream or hate; stop—our actions matter. How we treat ourselves, and people around us, is contributing.


One Love These Holidays,