The Journey of Coming Home

Everything is changing and this is the only truth you should believe in. And what about home? Is it changing? Is it a place where you can always go back or every time you create your home on the place you go?

This is the definition of home in dictionary: “The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household."

I am a traveler. I don't have place where I stay permanently. Does this mean that I don't have a home? Two years ago I thought that my home is where I grew up, where my family lived, and my friends were. I thought that my room, my stuff and memories define my home. In my mind, home was always associated with the place I lived. But now, when I move from place to place, I have another definition for home. Two years ago, I took a long journey, which was more inner than outer. On the way, I let go of so many things, but I felt more whole than ever before. I started with the idea that I want to find new place to call home and, in the end, I found that place inside of me.

I started to look at myself as “my own home." I found out that the only things you need in order to create a home are LOVE and ACCEPTANCE. Love for yourself and acceptance for others. If you love yourself, you will understand that your body is your only home. You will take care of your body and will feel comfortable with it. And if you accept everyone the way they are, you will start to feel good around them. You will be able to find people all around the world who will become your family. You will adapt quickly to any situation or circumstance. You will find out that home is nothing outside of you. It's a feeling.

That's what happened with me on one of my first solo travels. I was talking with someone about life and how we live it and then I just stopped for a moment and I looked around. I noticed that two days ago the people around me were complete strangers, but now they were the only ones I wanted to spend my time with. I met so many different people who I connected with on such a deep level and I felt like they were already part of me and my life. And at that moment I found out that you can create your home everywhere.

I have one favorite quotation which makes me feel comfortable and peaceful every time:

“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself, I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” ― Rupi Kaur

Written by: Karina Azizqn

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