Home Away From Home

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.  ~ Maya Angelou   Last weekend when I was driving toward my vacation condo, I had a flash of insight about the concept of home. The first flash was a reflection of all the places I have called home: a luxury apartment, a run down farm house, a townhouse, a spacious 3 bedroom bungalow, a room in a guest house, a trailer, to name a few. Following came the realization that I felt completely at home and at peace in each of these places. I would enter, have a look around and make it home. Then when it was time to move on I did so without pulling on the strings of attachment. These places where mine to use for a while before something else came along. In this moment, I truly understood the saying that home is where the heart is. Because I was at peace and comfortable with myself, the building I was living in didn’t matter. I would bring my peace and contentment into each structure. I didn’t let my … [Read more...]

Doing what you love or Loving what you are doing!

“Whenever you deeply accept this moment as it is — no matter what form it takes — you are still, you are at peace.” ~ Eckhart Tolle   Do what you love! You have heard the phrase, but can’t seem to figure out what it is you love! Am I right? I too heard and read about doing what you love for sometime. I even bought into it for a while. The problem was that I couldn’t find what I loved or my love affair with certain activities was short-lived. Doubts began to arise! Something wasn’t quite right, I couldn’t put my finger on it so I let it go. Then as it often happens, I had an insight early one morning as I was posting on Facebook. What came to my awareness was that the fundamental problem with ‘doing what you love’ is that it comes loaded with judgements, specialness and separation. Let’s have a look at each of these. As you mull over the question, “What do I love doing?” you are casting judgement on each thing that comes to mind. As in: I love the … [Read more...]