Come Home to Yourself
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Living a life of purpose is essential to well-being and is one of the most soulful and heart led ways to live. If it supports you, you can connect the words with your breathing, arrived with the in-breath, home with the out-breath.
Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. So how do we begin walking back around the outer reaches of the spiral towards the center gathering the pieces of ourselves as we go? Those plans, worries, and anxieties will surely arise in our mind, but we can learn to notice them and take good care of them rather than feed them and get pulled away by them.Before you cater to everyone else, ask yourself what it is YOU could do today to be at home within yourself. In the dictionary, one of the definitions for home is „where we flourish, and where we originate from. Boundaries protect us, they help us to teach others about ways in which we want to be treated and they create more self-worth and self-respect. Throughout her work, she takes the reader on a journey through seasons of truth, pain, and abundance, showing that each subsequent season requires its predecessor.
I became my own best friend, decided to approve of myself – to like and love all of me – I found my voice and put down deep, strong roots of self-compassion. At times I envision the process of coming home as a journey through rivers and valleys, over mountain tops and through forest. I want to shake off any remnants of oppression that cling to me before I step into the next season of my life.In early 2001, after taking leave of my job and arriving at an ashram in India, I anticipated the months there would be filled with experiences of light, peace, and expansion.
Slowing downwards creates opportunities to dwell more deeply in one’s life, for the home we are looking for in this world is within us all along. But the real me – underneath all my learned coping patterns, how I tried to feel loved and get my needs met. My “visions” are like seeing a vivid movie play out in my mind and hearing a resounding message or voice deep within me.Perhaps it’s more like a fictional tale, complete with characters, point of view, setting, and story arc slowly building through conflict and resolution, opening and closing loops to keep us hooked, until the big climactic peak and a gentle goodnight.