Home is…?

For those of us who are seekers or ex-seekers, the word Home is one of those words used in an effort to relate a state of Being. I’ve looked up the definition of Home and some I liked were:

  • A place where one dwells permanently.
  • Social unit formed by a family living together.
  • An environment offering affection and security.

Our physical home may or may not fit those definitions but almost everyone has their own concept of the word Home. I like the last word of the first definition…”permanently”.  In a world of impermanence, we could use the word Home interchangeably with the Absolute (where one dwells permanently).  You are already Home…it’s not about how to get there, not about waiting for it to open its doors and welcome you in.

The word homesick is defined as “sad or depressed from a longing for home while away from it for a long time”.  When we are not present, we all suffer from homesickness which can manifest in many forms with the symptoms and cures being discussed and analyzed endlessly.

I’ve read that your physical home is a reflection of your inner home.  Now that’s an interesting concept. Is it aesthetically appealing, is it secure, is it chaotic, does it need attention, is it in need of repair? If it is perfect in every way, are you content?

“Home is where the heart is”.  The earliest author given credit for that quote is Pliny the Elder AD 23-79.    I guess none of this is exactly a new concept.

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9 responses to “Home is…?

  1. I like it, maximum expression in a minimum amount of words. Maybe not a new concept but a new and refreshing way to express it.

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    “I’ve read that your physical home is a reflection of your inner home. Now that’s an interesting concept. Is it aesthetically appealing, is it secure, is it chaotic, does it need attention, is it in need of repair? If it is perfect in every way, are you content?”

    this paragraph feels? not sure if thats a good word to describe, but it does have movement in it, I felt the words…so when one lets it roll through their thoughts they do more than hear
    Good post…I like it
    Take Care…
    )0(
    ladyblue

  3. Lovely blog. Retired myself. Retired from seeking? – yes and no. Presence is key of course. A consciousness and commitment to keep returning to that arises. And a knowing nothing else exists.
    We’re nomads, so we learn continually by experience that home is an internal attitude not an external place.
    Blessings
    Alison

    • Thanks for reading and commenting. I don’t know if it’s possible to stop seeking as long as you have a love of the Truth. I have learned a lot from the seekers on this blog. One is that seeking for the love of it and seeking with a goal in mind may be two different things. So I think I am hopelessly in love with the Truth but also in love with the not-knowing so seeking has taken on a different hue…. Thanks.

      • I too have this love of the Truth. I guess having seen it my seeking is no longer seeking (for what?) but more of an inner drive to live it, to fully embody it as Adya would say.
        I like that – seeking for the love of it.

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