Each of us who attended had an opportunity to reflect on what had happened in our lives over the last ten years. What dreams had we achieved? What had changed? What highs and lows did we remember, and what lessons had we learned?
So much has changed in my life since 2006. I've left a job, moved west, sold one house and bought another, made new friends in many places, earned a coaching certification. What hasn't changed, though, are some of the people and places that feel like home to me. Among them are the yoga studio Kimberly founded -- Tranquil Space -- which embraced me when I began my yoga practice and still welcomes me home no matter how long it may be between visits.
This is a time of year when the idea of "home" can feel complicated to those of us who no longer live in the place where we grew up. When you say you are going home -- who and what does that mean to you? For me, I've learned that home is a place in my heart. It's the feeling I have when I'm among people I love, who share common experiences and values and dreams. And I'll walk across the street, drive across town, or fly 3,000 miles to be there.
Here's my invitation: Take a few moments to find the place in your heart and your body that feels like home. Walk, meditate, write, draw about it. Wherever in the world you may be as the year draws to a close, can you take that place with you?
Please share your thoughts in the comments! I'd love to hear from you. --Michelle