No matter what stage of life you're in, you're always free to come back home. Sometimes, the further you are away from home, the stronger you feel the pull to come back.
The beauty about home is, it's always here. It never discriminates, never falters. If we're ready to come back, we can find home wherever we are.
But all too often, we lose our way. We go about our days focused on the wrong things. We spend our weeks trying to fix situations that are none of our business. Ultimately, we build a life around a false sense of identity.
We construct a world on the premise that we're not okay, and that we need to change other people, places, and things in order to be okay. That is, in order to find home.
Many of us fail to realize that we're looking for home in all the wrong places. We're looking on the outside for something that's right here on the inside. We're looking to the future for something that's right here in the present.
Why is it so hard to remember that what we want, is something we already have? Why don't we see that it's not anything or anyone else that's preventing us from coming home, but rather, our own ego that gets in the way?
What if we acknowledged this truth? What if we accepted that it's our lower, egoic self which gets in the way of our higher self on our path to well-being? Even if it didn't make things easier, perhaps it would help clarify things a bit more?
At least with this proper understanding of what's going on, we could approach life more intelligently. We could now work at the root of the problem, rather than trying to fix the symptoms.
After all, the root is within us, and it's the root that we care about. Everything else leads back to the root, to our inner being. The way people treat us, our careers, even the weather - we only care about these things because of how they make us feel. We care about how we feel in the presence, or absence, of these things.
My point is, why not live with this truth, that you really only care about your inner world, and not so much at all about the outer world?
The quicker you embody this perspective, the quicker you'll return home.
At the end of the day, all we're trying to do in this life is to return home.
Live with substance!