This morning I’m enjoying a designer coffee from the comfort of home. I’ve taken the plants out onto the patio for a bit of sun. I am preparing to give Leo his daily brushing. What I do for a living sometimes takes me outside my home into the homes of others. This I call work. My time at home is what I’ve been calling a ‘free’ day.
Recently I observed the difference between being on my own time-line and accounting to others for my time. I notice a more relaxed energy about me when I am ‘at home’. I enjoy a greater sense of freedom. These observations caused me to inquire. . . how can the comforts of home be enjoyed always?
A dwelling with ones name on it does not constitute a home. Regardless how beautiful the outer surroundings, four walls are still just four walls. The accumulation of objects to add a personal stamp to the purchase of our real estate, eventually loose value. We then seek to acquire more to reinforce a sense of ‘personal’ homey comfort around us.
What if the essence of home can be captured within us, beyond the personal, and realized energetically, in our Presence, everywhere we go. What if there was a way to hold ‘home’ as a vibration instead of a place? What if we as humans being could bring into the physical, a broader sense of who we are instead of focusing on personality. . . would we not ‘feel’ more at home?
It has to be that freedom is an inside job. If the only time we feel ‘free’ is when we are on our own time line and our own turf, then the experience of freedom is at best limited. . . even when we work from home. And yet finding the key to unlock this door can prove quite the conundrum.
I’ve begun to practice something new. Instead of seeing ‘work’ days as that time which eats up my freedom and personal time, I am using the time delegated for work as a practice session for developing a greater sense of home. . . Presence within the Self.
I once found it comforting and nurturing to create outer home after outer home. Each dwelling surpassed the last in grandeur. . .this I called success. Happily, that striving has evaporated. Appreciation of a more vast inner landscape has my full attention now. This shift is precipitating discovery of the ‘mobile home’ within. . . the place from which balance is best realized. This way I am always ‘at home’ and enjoying ‘free time’ regardless where I am or what I am doing.