How do you judge your house? By its outward appearance? By the furniture you can afford? By the atmosphere contained within? By its level of cleanliness and organization?
Can a home be a tool, purposefully used to support a life consciously lived?
Some ideas I have for a new life in a new house:
- Our home is a place we belong, a safe place to rest and reflect, a homebase for anything we want to pursue and anywhere we want to explore
- The house is a solid frame through which we look at The Big Picture; when something seems troubling or wrong in our lives, we can take a moment to ground ourselves in its solid foundation and see the context to understand the true magnitude of the worrying detail
- Owning a home is the freedom and the ability to make the space in our home serve our needs – to build, decorate and adapt to create the atmosphere and amenities that support the life we envision
- Perfection is a naive and absurd pursuit – the real joy and value is in creating, adapting and enjoying a work in progress
March 30, 2011 is like a day of birth, a moment beyond which our lives will be transformed. Buying our new home is an event that no one can ever take away; it is the fulfillment of a dream. We can live that dream to the best of our abilities every day thereafter.