What is home?
The word ‘home’ means different things to different people. Generally, though, ‘home’ is considered more than just a physical residence. For many people, ‘home’ is family and safety – a support system. Yet for others who don’t have a support system to rely on, home is just an unattainable ideal, a dream.
In the most general of terms, all of us have and share a home: Earth. The ground, plants, trees, animals, water, lakes, oceans, continents, air, metals, and other elements are priceless pieces of our reality that we are spiritually and biologically connected to. These connections are often overlooked and not fully realized.
It is important to know that this home we all share – with all of its elements – is not invincible nor infinite. Our home is not unsusceptible to the consequences of our everyday choices and actions. So, may our thoughts and actions be out of kindness and respect for our shared home.