When you return home after a long trip or a day at work, or hours of rushing around doing errands, you can relax, be yourself, let down your guard.
At home you can do whatever you want to – wear sweat pants, drink right out of the milk carton, sing out of tune at top volume, feel what you feel.
At home you can lay on the ground under a tree in your yard, watching the branches sway, the shifting shade. You can ignore your to-do list for weeks, if you want to.
Likewise when you’re living in the past or future, when you’re hooked by feelings that drag you down, when you’re worried about problems in your life, you can come home to your heart and breath.
Place your palms over your heart and breathe. Bring awareness to your heart and chest Relax into the rhythm and familiarity of your heartbeat, your inhalation and exhalation.
This is your calm place in a storm, a safe and peaceful home that is always with you. This is the haven where you regain your center and find clarity.
Your heart and breath offer a loving space where you can be yourself, can feel what you feel. In this place you can rest and go inward, you can be fully yourself and know the truth of who you are without having to defend or bargain, with no embarrassment or worry.