Peter Kowalke

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Merry Christmas from Guangzhou

By on December 24, 2019

Happy holidays from Guangzhou, China!

Christmas is a time for family, and for loving thy neighbor as thyself. It also happens to be the day that my spiritual order was founded long ago. So during the holidays, I’m reminded of something an old monk once said that really epitomizes the season.

The monk said there isn’t good and evil, there’s just wholesomeness and unwholesomeness. Anything that brings you together with others is wholesome, anything that separates you is unwholesome. This is a simple but profound way to know how to act in the world no matter what the situation.

So during this holiday season, make it a time for family. But make it time for the LARGER family — a season of giving to all of those around you. Love thy neighbor as thyself.

I recorded a short Christmas video for you while I was in China. Click the video above.

Season’s greetings, and happy holidays!

Peter is a relationship coach, writer/producer, and R&D monastic. He splits his time between San Francisco and Asia. Read more about Peter.