Home is where the heart is… however, your own assessment of what makes your house your home can vary, depending on where you are in your life.
Whether you were a military child who moved around a lot, or if you have stayed in the same small town or geographical area or have moved to a different city, state or country… the truth is no matter where you go, you’re never more home than when you are finally comfortable being your true self.
Sometimes in life, the ‘idea’ of a change of scenery can be a good thing. We all need things like vacations or breaks away from the grind of life that zap us from our own energy source. Most times, that may be all that is needed to feel centered.
If you’ve had a ‘calling’ of sorts, a tug, a pull to go to a certain place, it may be part of your destiny that you simply ‘know’ within your mind’s eye that is where you are supposed to go.
Other times, certain life events (job, death, illness) take you to a place where you have never even imagined you would be, or had even fathomed as a destination place to begin a journey or new adventure. It is here you could be surprised by your own discovery of what feels comfortable and like home to you.
Home starts with us. It begins within our being. Nevertheless, how do you know whether you are ‘at home’ with yourself?
Ask yourself a simple question – “Do I like who I am and where I am?”
This simple question can tells you whether you are ‘at home’ with your being.
Quite often we go along the road of life like a machine and only encounter this question on the side of when we’re feeling negative… it is those days where we ‘nit-pick’ ourselves.
This is not good for our psyche, nor our soul. It chips away at who we are and it is destructive at times to our own progress.
Most humans nit-pick the external, (height, weight, appearance, job title, income) and utilize those as measurements for the answer to that questions.
Some humans who live in the emotional sphere, nit-pick about their relationships with others as well as point fingers of blame at others for where they are in life… when relationships require the participation of two people, not just one.
There are those who fluctuate between the spiritual realm and human realm to ponder bigger questions about ‘the meaning of life.’ They often nit-pick about their own progress or evolution for their higher purpose.
Nit-picking is not healthy to keep running through our veins of our existence.
The bigger picture of life is missed and dismissed when we focus on the negative energy space rather than the positive energy space. And while we KNOW THIS from an elementary ground in general about life, we often do NOT apply it to ourselves.
Quite often we are our own worst critics and continue to move farther and farther away from "home" within ourselves in daily life.
Regardless of where you sit, and who you are in where you sit to answer this question, the answer should be a loving one that sits in the pocket of self-acceptance because you are YOU and no one compares to you.
When we understand that our own self-love and self-acceptance is key to finding our TRUE HOME within our being, we can begin to feel at home no matter where we are. If we are rooted in the key foundation of all happiness, all success and all being and knowing simply because we start from our own base of HOME in who we are.
You have the key, you have your own welcome mat waiting for you… take a deep breath and realize your LINK TO HOME is right within the center of your being.
Take good care of yourself… and remember that your own happiness is centered in the joy of enjoying who you are as you are when you rest in the goodness that arises from the peace you have in your mind and heart.