92 How To Bring Peace To The Table With Your Family
We focus on the food, but it’s the relationships that bring us together. Yet, gathering with our families is not always all we’d hope it would be.
Many of us come from families with a lot of suffering. Certain relationships tend to cause a lot of suffering in us. Peace is not always served at our tables.
It can be a stressful time to say the least.
But it doesn’t have to be. We have enormous power to change the dynamic. We can participate in the status quo or we can become part of the change.
How do you prepare for an experience with your relatives? Do you get anxious? Do you focus your thoughts on what you don’t like about them? In other words, do you expect a bad experience? If you do, you are probably not disappointed.
When we focus all of our energy on what we don’t like, we find little that we do.
The good news is that we can change our experience by changing ourselves.
The first thing that we have to realize is that we are responsible for our own emotions. Your frustration comes from inside of you. The same experience doesn’t have to leave you suffering. You can choose how you would like to be with your family.
How do we choose? Mindfulness practices give us room to make change. And changing our mindset is a huge part of it.
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