How to Prepare for the Holidays

I have said that it’s not the people around us who have upset us, and that it’s not ourselves, but it’s our programming. And so you may ask, is it not the people who were around us who have programmed us when we were young? Yes, they did. But they didn’t set out with any malice to do this to us. They’re the victims of what other people have done to them.

Again and again, people come to me who are so upset about their parents or siblings. They can’t forgive their parents; they hate their parents. They judge their siblings. All right, I understand. I’m not saying that your parents or siblings did right or they did wrong. Maybe they did wrong. But look, could you understand them? Because that’s what love is all about. Can you see that?

Love is not blaming others. Love is not judging others. Love is not condemning others. Love is understanding.

Can you understand how there’s so much goodwill, and so much helplessness, and so much programming, and so much confusion, and so much fear. Have you ever paused to understand this?

Oh, then you’ll understand what it means to love. If you do, it will change you.

It will profoundly change you!