What do we think of when we think of home? A place where we have bonds, a place where we connect with our joy. An inuit may desire a warmer climate, but will that make it home? It's about what transpires in that place-the bonds, the assimilation, the feeling of belonging. These are rarely ever offered by a place, they are generated by what we bring to the place and how we respond to what occurs there. We may move locations frequently in a global world, but let's not leave it to the heart's fancy to decide which one is home. Let's make every place we live in home.
Divisiveness begins with seeing ourselves as unique and separate. Can a more fundamental view be applied to our personal and collective reality, one that breaks the barriers? In this photo blog, I am exploring the unity, reciprocity, and coexistence of the elements in all things created.
I am exploring partnerships with independent bookstores, cafes, and environmentally inclined native brands. The chain of human connectivity and support is heartening. It reminds me that there is little that we do alone - every accomplishment is the effort of many.
I've been looking for harmony for a long long time, High rises hide it; trees share it, but they aren't always around (increasingly so); the sea makes me long for it. Everything has only but added to my cellular memory of it. I have finally started to understand where to find harmony, and am now learning the way--the way to it. Join me in harmony.
Binding, a book and a life both rely on this process. Reflect, choose, and be patient is what I have learned works. Our choices have implications on us and on every being and object we are connected to.
Respect is not reverence or admiration, it is the acknowledgment of a separate life with its own need for fulfilment. It is at the heart of love. It makes us capable of caring for the wellbeing of another, and it includes the for, the to, and the from.