• What Is Home?

    For me a sense of home evokes feelings of being loved and accepted for who I am. Feeling safe within myself and inside of my relationships. A sense of being held when I need to be is here. I feel comfortable in my own skin.

    Also, a tapestry of experiences emerge, such as:

    feeling the soothing and pleasant taste of hot jasmine green tea

    going for walk in a park that knows my footsteps

    being with people who I feel at ease with

    reading books I love

    deeply listening to people

    moments of “enlightment” when I am being bathed in light

    After I wrote these out, I realized that in all them, an underlying sense of comfort is present. When I looked up the word “comfort” in a dictionary, here’s what I found:

    a sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship; a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.

    Comfort

    A wonderful state to be in, ha?

    And it doesn’t mean that I want to feel comfortable all the time. I believe that a healthy doze of discomfort is also necessary in our lives, so we can continue to explore, evolve and move toward the fuller expression of who we are as human and divine beings.

    The way I experience this in my life is kind of a balance between comfort and discomfort, a combination of feeling like I arrived and feeling into the unfolding of a new beginning that beckons me.

    Also, when I contemplated the factors that contributed to me experiencing a greater sense of home, I saw these 5 Being states:

    • Being in supportive and nourishing relationships with friends and family
    • Being connected to my purpose and calling in life
    • Being a part of a community that has similar values and holds a shared vision for humanity
    • Being in nature
    • Being in my body

    I’ll elaborate on these 5 topics in an upcoming article. I am curious to hear from you as well. What contributes to you feeling more at home within yourself and in the world? What does connection mean to you? What is home for you?

    If you need support in experiencing greater connection with yourself, people and Life, I invite you to attend a workshop that my colleague/friend, Marcela Urban and I are offering on September 23rd.

    If you register by September 13th, you’ll receive a discount. 11 spots are still available. To learn more or to register, please visit this site: “Fullness and Flow of Life”.

     

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