The 12 Gifts of Christmas: #4 Life

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by Don Miguel Ruiz

On the first day of Christmas my true self gave to me… a dozen magnificent messages of wisdom and wonder from 12 popular speakers, authors, and visionaries. Each gift is from the heart, given with love exclusively for BellaSpark readers. Enjoy unwrapping these priceless life-affirming gifts!

Once upon a time...an old man was in the desert, in the middle of the night,

the full moon gave splendorous beauty to the Oasis,

where the man was seating in a flat rock, sending a prayer to the creator,

feeling that he was getting to the end of his life... and he was scared of the unknown.

All of a sudden, he felt a great peace... and a beautiful smile came to his face.

In only a few moments, he saw all his life passing through his mind,

all the great moments, all the bad moments...

like that happened to somebody else, with no attachments.

He saw the little body of a child, transforming day by day constantly,

until he become an adolescent, with a very dramatic search for personality.

Then a young adult, looking for work...and for romance; what amazing days,

becoming a responsible man, with a great wife...and beautiful children.

All the meaning of his life was invested in his family.

Growing old, all his devotion for the grand children... and now

In the moment to let his body go... he knew without a doubt,

that his body was so grateful for the greatest gift....

He...he was the gift, he is life.

Don Miguel Ruiz is the author of several books on Toltec Wisdom including the international bestseller, The Four Agreements. www.miguelruiz.com

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