A comfort zone is a beautiful place,
but nothing ever grows there.
and here……from there……always in between, yes? riddles, so frustrating, so true…..groundedness is feeling our way…….
True belonging comes from within. It strives for a harmony between the outer forms of belonging and the inner music of the soul. We seem to have forgotten the true depth and spiritual nature of intimate belonging. Our minds are saturated and demented. We need to rediscover ascetical tranquility and come home to the temple of our senses. This would anchor our longing and help us to feel the world from within. When we allow dislocation to control us, we become outsiders, exiled from the intimacy of true unity with ourselves, each other, and creation. Our bodies know that they belong; it is our minds that make our lives homeless. Guided by longing, belonging is the wisdom of rhythm. When we are in rhythm with our nature, things flow and balance naturally. Every fragment does not have to be relocated, reordered; things cohere and fit according to their deeper impulse and instinct.
The hero’s will is not that of his ancestors nor of his society, but his own. This will to be oneself is heroism. Life is a desperate struggle to be in fact that which we are in design.
~Ortega Y. Gassett