A New Perspective on Home
by Nina Palmierie
Where is home, really? What is it that we are we calling home? The place we live we may identify as home. Perhaps we feel at home in our relationship with our mate or our children. All of these are outside securities that make us feel safe. But what really is home?
Home is the truth of who we really are. We feel at home when life can move through us clearly, when we love ourselves enough to let go of everything we think is keeping us safe and make life our first priority.
We have reinforced in our minds a false sense of security through relationships, partnerships, careers, money, and personal identities. When we take the authority away from these beliefs we free ourselves from those things we once considered to be safe havens, allowing life to move through us freely.
Home is wherever we find ourselves. It means we could be anywhere, be with anyone, and be happy. We are not attached to anything but the moment and we are totally fulfilled. It is the moment where true home exists in its purest form. The present moment is the ultimate truth of who we are. We are at home with our relationship with ourselves and life.
We have learned that being with someone is our safety; safety is one of the ways in which we have learned to experience love. Our relationship with ourselves and life is the most precious relationship that exists – the true romance. We cannot give to another person fully unless our first priority is our relationship with ourselves – mind, body and the force of life. What is more joyous than hearing the call of life and responding? What is safer than loving yourself fully? True fulfillment comes when we are in love with ourselves and we are able to feel life’s directive and take action without doubt.
Can we have faith in this home, where all outside securities are an illusion? Can we let go of everything and put our full trust in life? If our bodies hurt, could we just love them so much because this is the home that life gave us? Even if it looks like a road block or a bad turn of events, we don’t need to question anything if we truly have faith. We can have gratitude for all of life’s events, because we have faith in life – because doubt doesn’t exist.
When our minds are in good relationship with our bodies, we have a good marriage. This union represents a happy household. We now live fully in each moment, and with sincere gratitude. In every moment, in any situation we can say to ourselves, “Hi, and welcome home!”