Take a few minutes to write down every holiday custom you feel you should follow. Start with family patterns, but don't end there. Offices and friendships have their own traditions. Looking over your list, visualize each activity.
Notice how your body reacts.
- Do you tense or relax, feel like smiling, snarling or weeping?
- What creates a genuine sense of enthusiasm? True enthusiasm makes us feel divine, whether we take that as a religious reality or simply a wonderful emotion.
The holy days are the best times to focus on real enthusiasm, the inner source that lightens and sanctifies our lives all year.