It’s hard to know where home is when you have been living out of a Subaru for 7+ months. I have come to the realization that home is wherever I am because home is a concept not a physical location and I have all the essential ingredients of home regardless of where we park the car!! Home is:
- space to breathe, rest, rejuvenate
- feeling safe and comfortable
- where you can kick off your shoes, even your clothes and dance, sing or play
- hanging out with people you love, chatting, reading, or doing nothing
- eating food that feeds your body and soul
- no need to be anything other than yourself
If you’re not sure where you feel at home, or perhaps you have never felt “at home” there are a few things you might consider.
Create space: Clear the clutter from your life, whether physical or mental. Empty that closet; do you really need 25 towels? Cull your to-do list; the world will not come to an end if you don’t serve gourmet dinners, repaint the kitchen or say yes to everything.
Find your tribe: Keep only the people in your life who allow you to be yourself and you know this by how you feel around them. If you find yourself watching what you say or wear (whether to be seen as cool, smart or lovable) you might look for more supportive and nurturing companions for your journey even, or especially, when they are family.
Know yourself: Whether through meditation, silence, walking on the beach or in the woods, when you become intimately acquainted with who, why and how you are, you will feel at home anywhere in the world.
Be kind to yourself and everyone you meet: If you spoke to others the way you speak to yourself you might get punched; you are already pure, perfect and complete and don’t tell yourself otherwise. When you are kind to those you meet along the way the kindness boomerangs and fills you with light and love, and that is a very homey feeling.
They say home is where the heart is; find your heart and you will be home.