The moment you are home
Home is a place where we feel at home. Once we are home, we are at peace. When the body and the mind are at peace, we attain a sustainable equilibrium. At equilibrium, our body refuels and repairs itself, and the mind feels peaceful, happy, and loving. We are home the moment we have a sense of home. The sense of home lights up our responsive network. We are home with our body, with our senses, and with our space.
Home is not built in a day. Home is part of our self-definition. We try to display ourselves through our homes. A mere functional living space is not a home. One needs to develop a relationship with the space to call it home. Home is where one can be with oneself. Home is where one gets invented every day.
We move with time to different worlds. Often, we move to new homes. Do we change when we move from one to the other home? Our psychology, our consciousness, our subjectivity, do they change, as we move from one place to the other?
I spent my morning hours in Kanpur. I enjoyed my mid day suns in Delhi. I am enjoying my dusky evenings in Jaipur. Soon I would be moving to a place where I had my mid day meals.
What a paradox! Unless you leave home, you wouldn’t know what you are missing. The moment you are home, you forget what you were missing.