There's no place like home. Our familiar safe space, a shelter in which we can relax and rest. The word itself - home - can bring many different associations, vibrant memories, and diverse definitions.
For some, 'home' is a suburban house in which they spent their childhood years. It unlocks old flashbacks in their full richness: the kitchen where mum would cook dinner, the specific shape and color of the mailbox, the room that used to be shared with an older brother, perhaps a garden where dad would make a barbecue during summer or the attic filled with random heirlooms and too many boxes…
For others, ' home' brings to mind more of a metaphorical association: a value of unconditional love and support, which we give and receive from the family members and loved ones. A home, in this case, is more about this shared sense of belonging.
What if you are home to yourself? Have you ever thought of this idea?
When we look closely and observe the natural world around us, it seems like a true home can be found wherever we want it to be. Let's take birds as an example. These animals know exactly what they need to feel at home. They make their nests anywhere they want, which gives them so much freedom as a result.
Our bodies, minds, and souls are already our homes, whether we are conscious of it or not. We carry them with us always, and we spend 100% of our time with them.
When we nurture the body, the mind, and the soul, we thrive. We have the power of calming and grounding ourselves. We can create a home by returning to the essence of who we are, by honoring ourselves.