This year, as well as, last Blisschick, chose a word, one word that was her inspiration for the year. In 09 for her it was fly…that year she pushed herself out of her comfort zone and into doing things that expanded her spirit. With that she rediscovered her love of dance and ventured to Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and completed a Yogadance Teacher Certification. For 2010 her word was embody. And, now an official certified practicing instructor, she is certainly living this year’s inspiration also! When I read her word back in January, my funky, monkey brain could not stop goofing around long enough to come up with one of my own.
I left home a little over a week ago to visit a place that I’ve always wanted to travel to. And, although Key West did not turn out to be the vacation that I expected, all of the unexpected aspects of it were positive indeed! It was there on that tiny 6 mile island that my word emerged….HOME…yeah I know we’re seven months into the year and I am a bit behind schedule, but let’s look at this as a fiscal year. Fiscally, I am just a couple of weeks behind!
Since I cannot get home off of my mind, be it the place I lay my head at night, or the flesh in which my spirit resides, I find it a fitting word to spend this fiscal year exploring! And explore it I must, because I am feeling very un-at-home in both of my physical abodes lately.
When I think of home (okay Dianna Ross literally just sang that phrase in my mind as I wrote it!) I think of a place of comfort, peace, relaxation, and creativity. My dad use to always say, “Keep your home in order, because it is your refuge! If you cannot feel comfortable at home then you are in trouble. Home is the place where you walk in and close the door leaving all troubles on the other side!” The same theme should ring true for your body. Again, during my yoga days, my body was a comfort, it was at peace, relaxed and open to allow creativity to flow through. I felt very good in my skin….no, really…. I felt delicious!
Right now both homes are feeling over crowded, stuffed if you would, a bit uncomfortable to be in, showing signs of wear and tear, and in need of rejuvenation. So for this year, starting here and now I am on a journey inward. I want to truly explore the word, its meaning, its origin and more importantly its meaning for me at this time.
Yes, I’ve been on this path home before, but this time, I am choosing to consciously examine every step on the path and to keep consistently mindful on this journey, so as to NOT find myself repeating it again!
Lifeis: About finding your way back home from any point, beginning right where you stand.
Today I am thankful for home regardless of how it is feeling, some people in this world don’t have a place to call home and some….well are not even around to discuss it any longer.