The softness of the homecoming

Coming home to ourselves is not about the shame of having gone away.

It is a compassionate welcome for the essence of who we are that can finally flourish again.

John O’Donohue captures it well:

TO COME HOME TO YOURSELF

May all that is unforgiven in you,
Be released.

May your fears yield
Their deepest tranquilities.

May all that is unlived in you,
Blossom into a future,
Graced with love.

+ John O’Donohue, from Benedictus: A Book of Blessings

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿