Conversations during the festive season can reveal so much about things that are taken for granted, or possibly matters that have been suppressed.
The lessons learnt or information gleaned from stepping off the conveyor belts of our lifestyles to get an overview are oftentimes deeply affecting.
One can reflect ruefully about choices that were made. In doing so, it is possible to identify patterns of behaviour that are driven by unconscious energies.
Once these rhythms have been recognised, each of us can decide whether or not to make other choices.
It is good to engage in merrymaking with fellow humans at such moments, but also necessary to set time aside for looking within.