I got a nice jog this morning. Beautiful Texas. Here is a web cam shot of Galveston Bay, from near where I live, at this moment:
I am a single person without a family. I don't participate in Christmas. On an ethical and philosophical basis, I disagree with Christmas in America. But Christmas is all around me so it is also in my mind. Since directly thinking about Christmas produces negativity, I must revert to spiritual practice, spiritual mind treatment.
At this point, I am quite able to kneel at the alter of lights within and become silent. My discursive thinking ceases as I gaze at the light.