Where do you call home? There are all types of dwellings we can inhabit but that is not the factor that makes our house a home. You might abide in a house, or apartment, on a boat, in a tent, or under a ceiling of sky and stars. The place where you feel comfortable, safe and relaxed, is the place where you feel at home.
No matter where you physically reside, observing the beauty of nature can provide the stillness that makes it possible to feel unconditional love. Ultimately it is the Earth that is our one true home. When we establish our home base in the natural world, we can never be homeless. By cultivating appreciation for the environment in a garden, our own backyard, in a park, or even out the window, we can find a space where we can feel at peace.
“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard.
Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”
– Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz
If we pause long enough to focus our awareness on the intricate details of a blossom, we may be able to quiet our busy minds. We can slip into the silent realm of just being, instead of drowning in an ocean of thinking and doing.
When we allow ourselves to drop deeply into the essence of our natural world, we open ourselves up to recognizing that we are part of this beauty. For a moment we can become the flower, the sunset or the butterfly. When we learn to love the nature, we are actually loving ourselves. This serves as a metaphor for understanding life. By learning to love what we find within ourselves, we will find we live in a world full of love. It’s all a reflection of what resides within us. While tending what is growing in our garden, we also grow in unseen ways. We can get in touch with our authentic self and begin to appreciate our own natural beauty.
Sometimes to go within, all we need to do is get outside.
remember, goodness grows,