August 25, 2015
The feeling of travelling home is one of recognition, reflection and acceptance. It takes time to return and to find your place of beginning but when you do it is absolutely magical.
Things are not always as they seem and sometimes time allows us to garner a perspective that is wiser and more productive than youth’s naive although relevant gaze. Recently I had the chance to fulfill a long standing need of returning to my roots, to “home”, which was very cathartic in how it helped me expose my past insecurities and helped me heal the wounds I have long carried.
I was able to balance my perspectives on a particular matter which had long been a burden to me. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel now for having been afforded this opportunity to redeem my soul and also heal it. We can never truly deny where we are from, no matter how far we run. If we do,we live a lie. Sometimes you have to make a physical, spiritual and mental journey to find that the place where you started to chart the way forward.
This experience allowed me to do the following things which I know will ensure a clearer future and perspective on matters that I thought I had decided on.
1. Appreciate the present moments derived from my past
2. Place perspective on all my views
3. Forgive and heal
The affairs of my heart on this matter have settled in some sense and I no longer have the apprehension towards the situation. I can face it confidently as myself and know that while all things were not perfect, they were necessary. I no longer hold resentment near because I know there was a bigger picture to even the suffering that may have been inadvertently experienced.
In honour of the words shared I share this one from Iba Mahr, from a place in time where I spent my childhood is quite the appropriate scene. Many of us are just travelling home.
Who am I?