Home can be many things to people. For some, it's a house. For other's, it's another person. Of course, we all know that home, at its core, is a feeling within. But what does that mean, and why do we feel at home sometimes, and far away from home other times?
When someone says home is where the heart is, what are they saying?
To start, like all subjects in this blog, we live in two worlds: the outside world, and the inner world.
What most people neglect is that all human experience actually takes place in the inner world. That is, your very experience of life - of good, bad, beauty and destruction - is all your experience from within. Home is no different.
While witnessing the outside world, you're really experiencing your inner world's response to the outside world. If only more of us knew this, and therefore focused on our inner worlds a bit more.
If home is in fact a feeling we experience within, why do we experience it? What's shifts are taking place in our inner world in order to create the space for "home?"
When you feel at home, you'll notice that there's an ease of tension within. There's less resistance to the outside world, and to your own inner world. You're heart is open to the flow of life. You feel lighter as the energy passes through you more freely. You're not trying to change reality. Instead, you're in harmony with it. You might say that you're dancing with the universe.
On the contrary, when uncomfortable things happen, we resist. That resistance exhausts our energy. It leaves us feeling depleted. This, in turn, takes us away from home.
That's why it's so important to work from within, and learn to dance with the universe, regardless of what unfolds.
When we learn to relax around any situation, to not resist whatever's happening, we return to our home. Isn't that what we all want? To feel at home, wherever we are, whomever we're with, whatever we're doing?
The more we practice non-resistance of reality, the more at home we feel.
The truth is, home can be anywhere. You already know that. But now you know why. Now you know why you feel at home sometimes, and not other times.
The tendency to close your heart and resist reality transports us to a hell far from home. The realization that we're doing this, and the inner relaxing that follows, is what brings us back.
Live with substance!