I recently heard the above definition of love at a retreat. It resonated deeply.
I believe we all have a yearning for home. Home calls us.
Homecoming! Home is the place where we know we belong.
Here we are welcomed with delight and enthusiasm. Coming home brings joy and delight to our hearts.
Our true home is the place where we are never judged or evaluated. We are loved unconditionally. Where our flaws—and we each have many—are accepted. We are deeply appreciated and don’t need to measure up to anything! We are an integral part of the group.
This is what dog owners get from their dogs! There is always that welcoming tail-wagging excitement when the human returns. It is as if the dog is saying, “This is the person I’ve been waiting for! I’m so happy I have to jump up and down and lick whatever I can.”
Yes, love is the Eternal Presence waiting for us all to come home.
An “Eternal Presence,” by its definition, never leaves. No matter how much we stray or miss the signs leading us home, this Presence is always here, waiting patiently for us to return.
Without a home life loses most of its meaning.
Homelessness means one is adrift, left to survive the best way he or she can, alone and unprotected.
How tragic it is that homelessness is one of the main dilemmas in our world at this time.
But we can all return to this Eternal Presence. It’s not physical, for all physical matter comes and goes.
Our true home has no geographical location.
I believe it is up to us to find it in our heart and soul. Our true home is within us, always waiting—never forcing us to return.
If we feel lost or untethered, we can come home to love.
Love always answers our call.
Are we calling? If so, how?
Einstein has said the best way to find the right answer is to ask the right question.
What is our question—our quest? Might it be, “God I’m here. I let go, surrender and fall into your arms.”
It might be our willingness to give up trying to figure out how to fix what is wrong. It might be letting go of thinking we know the answer. Or if we don’t, we will figure it out.
I find returning to the “Don’t know” mind is a tremendous help.
The truth is that I don’t know. So I let go as much as possible. I stop wanting whatever is happening to go away by noticing how much I am wanting something to go away. I breaths deeply and return again to the don’t know mind, trusting that love is here within and around me, guiding me into my next step.
By accepting life just as it is, praying, meditating, and remembering that whatever is is already changing, there is peace.
Love is here. We are home. Protected and guided. We trust universal energy. It knows how to become. It’s our home. It is gentle, healing energy.