The exploration towards a place we’ve never left

We humans want a lot of things. In fact, our list is a couple notches away from infinite.

Especially since the dawn of big scale advertising. We’re always just one purchase away from utter happiness and an amazing life. Funny how the carrot never gets any closer when we view life through that lens.

But I digress…

I want to share a quote from T.S. Eliot.

Do yourself a favor and pour some coffee. I’d love for you to allow yourself to sit with this one for awhile. Because in this one little sentence, he speaks volumes of eternal truth about the human condition.

Got that coffee?
Okay…

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. 
 — T.S. Eliot

Go ahead and read that one again. 
Maybe even a few times. 
No rush, I’ll wait…

Eliot sums up the spiritual journey perfectly.

We were born at home, have never left, and yet we’re still searching for it. The ego part of ourselves take front stage and is hell bent on the search. On finding the answers.

But a bigger part of ourselves stands back with a puzzled (but loving) look on its face. It knows that no answers are necessary. Because there is no test.

You and I are at home in ourselves at every moment. No matter how far away from it we think we are.

When our frantic thoughts fall away — for even a moment — we feel that warm inner fire that beats our hearts. And we see that as much as our ego has been playing massive games of make believe in the back yard, we’ve never left our mother’s gaze.

So, welcome home?

Sure feels like it, right?


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