I’ve always been intrigued by the tagline for the annual Burning Man event in the Nevada desert, “Welcome Home.” It feels inviting and inclusive, even if you have no idea what Burning Man is about.
Home isn’t so much a physical location as it is a group of people you feel deeply connected to, people who share your values and beliefs, people who love you and accept you as you are. Home is where you’re known and where you feel like you fit in.
I think home has become an elusive concept for some of us. We’re isolated and we feel like outsiders. We’re focused on differences rather than commonalities.
The feeling of not being at home in the world is part of the story of separation — a feeling that we’re separate not only from each other, but from nature and the Earth itself.
I look for gatherings where I can feel at home. I haven’t been to Burning Man, but I do enjoy a handful of people and groups where I can be myself. And I’m grateful that I feel like I can be myself in these messages to you! Thank you for taking the time to follow along.
Happy Solstice, Friends! Welcome home as we begin another cycle around the sun.
Where is home for you? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,