While I have lived and have traveled to some pretty amazing places, I have always felt that my true home, my refuge, was in my heart and in this present moment right now.Home, you have sought it everywhere, but you are already there.
Home, the flowing river of the heart.
Love holding you in close embrace.
Home, it’s not a place but a state of being.
Enjoy more poetry from Danna Faulds
Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga
Courage, Grit and Grace
It takes courage to come home to the here and the now. To arrive in the place in our heart, our home, to feel the connection to what is real right now. Courage to feel the real emotions we may not want to feel. The anger, the resentment, the fear. I am incredibly inspired by Tara Brach’s Meditation Talks and her first book Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
Today I choose the courage to feel what is real over the temporary comfort of numbing the pain. It takes courage to seek the answer to the question – What am I unwilling to feel? The process can be painful, but it is also quite liberating.
The root of the word courage “cor” is Latin for “heart”. True courage requires living with heart-felt intent.