I am completely head over heals in love with this song at the moment. I love the words, the beat and of course the sweet sound of drakes voice and what the words represent.
‘I live in my own little world, but thats ok, they know me here’. Lauren Myracle
What is home to you? Where do you feel ‘at home’?
We use this term to describe a place we feel completely at ease, a place we feel free to just be.
There aren’t to many places you will find that feel like home; a sense of familiarity, a sense of belonging, a sense of complete peace.
We often to look to other people to create this sense of home, sometimes we can find this feeling of contentment within another’s arms and love, but what happens when that isn’t or is no longer available?
When things go astray, go wrong or just the beauty that is life happens, we reach out to others in our world to offer condolences, support and guidance.
What if anytime you reached a crossroad or a mountain, you could simply return to a place of love within you? Your home. Your sense of being. Your essence.
Be your own place of love.
Feel compassion and a sense of self by learning ways to self soothe and return to your inner stillness and you will always be able to feel at one with yourself, contentment and fully ‘home’.
‘You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.’ Alan Alda
Sometimes when I feel a little lost, a little unsure, I ask myself ‘what do I need to make this better?’ To solve the issue? ‘What do I need to do in this moment?’
When things would go wrong for me I would automatically long for my mothers bed, for when I was little this was my safe place, if I was sick, she was there, if I was suffering heart-break, she was there, if I felt I’d ruined my life (yes I used to see every small ant hole as a mountain of ruin), she was there.
But now, it’s not so easy to just return to her. I have to find my own place of security to return to.
For me; to generate this ‘home’ feeling of love, belonging and peace, I have created ways to self soothe; I return to my yoga mat, write my thoughts to clear my mind, run (exercise releases the happy hormones, endorphins & dopamine to make you feel good), or I simply get my ‘quiet’ on…no phone, no electrics, no LED lights to interfere with my melatonin, snuggle into bed with a good positive book or hopelessly romantic movie.
When things go not quite right, it’s an automatic protection response for our minds to think with negative thoughts. When I find myself in a position of reevaluation, I have found that this is the best time to read inspirational material, the best time to plant seeds of positivity (it doesn’t matter if I’m distraught with salty tears washing over my skin); practise healthy habits.
‘The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.’ Julien Green
Home; it is within you. It is very the essence of being.
Love & light, Charlie x.
‘Cause your a good girl and you know it.’