One of the things I was most afraid of losing as I embarked on my travels was my sense of home. I love being at home, pottering and cooking and just feeling comfortable. Having a safe place to come back to for comfort, warmth, security and nourishment. A place to come back to myself.
I have moved a lot since I left home about 15 years ago, and have not lived in one place for more than a year on average. Some places I have felt super comfortable in, and some I have not even put up a picture on the wall because it is ‘just a year’, so why bother?
As I travel around I find that I actually don’t crave a more solid or ‘permanent’ home at all (yet), as long as I know where I am laying my head and I feel safe and comfortable then I am happy and at ease. I think now though it is much less about the location and situation, and has so much more to do with feeling comfortable in my relationship to my self.
Knowing that I can rely on myself to tend to my feelings, accept my emotions as informative guides, move my limbs to create space and lightness, and make a comfortable habitat within my own body, wherever I am, is incredibly liberating. To know that I can feel at home wherever I am because my ultimate home is my body, and I feel good here.
My experience of moving through the world is so different now to how it used to be, and all the self-reflection, dealing with my emotions, tuning into my body and being calm with my mind have changed the world around me. Our experiences of being alive are reflections of our selves and we are creating our worlds as we even think, and they can absolutely be changed and cultivated if we wish. Just as you can make a bare room comfortable and beautiful and feel like home with some attention to detail.
The world needs us to look within right now and see what we need to change, because the world needs change and it is within our hands to transform - both personally and globally, internally and externally, step by step.
‘Home is where the heart is’ because the heart is in the body.
I would love to know what you think. X