Home is Where the Heart Is
I sit on my bed, in our little room, with its white walls and shuttered windows and wondering what is the significance of not having a home. A year overdue our home in Sydney is still a long way from being finished. I am touched by friends and family who have opened their hearts and homes to us and given us a place lay our heads at night. Had we known this journey was going to take so long, we may not have entered into this agreement, however, life is not always about what we want but rather about what we need. And as gratitude pours out to all those who have welcomed us and cared for us and given us a roof over our head I have come to a deeper understanding of the old adage, Home is where the Heart is.
Literally as long as our heart, situated left of center in our chest cavity, is beating, it offers us all we need to be at home.
How? Let’s take a quick look at our heart.
The heart has four chambers: two atria and two ventricles.
A chamber is also a room. So the heart consists of four rooms.
The right atrium receives oxygen-poor blood from the body and pumps it to the right ventricle.
This is where we learn to discern what works well for us and what doesn’t. Where the beliefs and attitudes held by ourselves, our friends, our colleagues and the people we meet by chance are sifted and sorted and all that is not healthy or nourishing is released and we take responsibility for our own beliefs and attitudes through awareness and understanding.
The right ventricle pumps the oxygen-poor blood to the lungs.
This is where we learn to Accept All That Is. It is the part of us that recognizes what is may not be what we chose and may not be what we want but it is what it is and now we have a new choice what to do with the reality of things. Now is the time to reach out and ask for help. The lungs can do what the heart cannot. We turn to our guidance, our friends, our family, or our higher self and ask for help.
The left atrium receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it to the left ventricle.
This is where we learn gratitude. Recognising the gifts that flow into our lives. The gifts of kindness, compassion, generosity and love. This is where we acknowledge we are more than the material. We are more than the physical. We are more that the pain and struggle we under-go on a daily basis. This is where we remember the joy and satisfaction we feel when we over-come our trials and upsets and disappointments.
The left ventricle pumps the oxygen-rich blood to the body.
This is where we share our wisdom, gifts and talents with the worlds around us. It is where we discover the sheer joy of service. Service from the heart. When the lessons are learned and the insights are gained, often through spontaneous ‘ah-ha’ moments of insight followed by a good dose of humility and love we turn to our neighbors, our friends and indeed those we have never met and yet with whom we share this moment in time, and ask, can I help you?
Below is a meditation Home is Where the Heart is
It is for you to use where ever you feel displaced, out of your depth, lost or confused.
When we reconnect to the heart of who we are we also align ourself to the essence of our true nature. We are Peace. We are Kindness. We are Goodness. We are Love.