Now consider your holiday shopping list and the gifts you’ve already gotten or plan to get; your plans for celebration; your holiday traditions. If you put your epitaph side by side with your choices this holiday season, how are you doing at actually living your epitaph? Are the gifts you’re giving aligned with the values your epitaph espouses? Are your planned celebrations? If not, reassess. Try putting your epitaph into practice right now.
As I write in Most Good, Least Harm, living aligned with our values is, I believe, the most powerful way to cultivate inner peace and serenity – a lovely gift to ourselves as well as to others.
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