Rediscover a Home within a home, where Love is, always.

Home is where the love is. But isn’t it just as true that home is where the pain is?

Do you remember a time when home was the last place you wanted to be?

Perhaps home was a source of love, but it was also a great source of pain–more than you know how to handle at that time. But NOW in this present moment, where are you choosing to be? 

There is a proverb that says, “No matter where you go, there you are.”

And wherever you are, you’ll find that your heart is always longing to go home. But where exactly is home when we don’t feel at home right where we are? There is a reason for this perpetual inner state of homelessness. Remember, it has nothing to do with anyone or anything on the external.

The answer lies within.

If we allow it, we will be led on a journey to find a Home away from home. To a place of deepest acceptance within, where our longing for belonging is received and embraced. An everlasting Home that can never be touched, shaken or broken from the outside. It’s built on the inside.

But in between the journey of leaving home to find our Home where the heart is, along the way, we become home sick. In our desperate and in-born desire to feel at home again, we find ourselves impatient to get there. We find ourselves a little too eager to announce “we’ve arrived”.

We make a home in the temporal shelters of things, mistaking it for Home.  As long as we try to feel at home through things of the external, instead of the Eternal within, this feeling of “being home” will never last.

Home is where the Love is.

Love is where the Home is.

If you’re Lost, the way Home is where your heart is, where Love can be Found “in here”.

“In here”, there’s no need to perform or inform to be seen and heard.

“In here”, we can curl up in the palm of God, and rest in the silent night of unknowing, finding calm, light, and peace in the midst of dark moments.

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“In here”, we regain the courage we need to face our own brokenness.

The reality of a broken home, a broken family, a broken marriage, broken hearts and broken relationship is messy. We can choose to runaway from facing our mess or we can choose to go Home, even if it looks like the aftermath of a warzone, because that’s where Love can be found. Our inner grounds of devastation can be the solid rock bottom on which we build a strong new foundation for our lives. Layer by layer, we can arise again, supported and grounded by the firm and steady pillars of Love.

No matter what happens “out there” or how far we’ve strayed or where we are now, we can rediscover a Home within a home, where Love is, always. To this Home, we can return to. So let’s get ready to come Home.

Love, Mish

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“The Growth of one blesses all. I am committed to grow in Love.” – Julia Cameron

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6 Real Reasons You Still Can’t Get Over Him

“With relationships, it’s not just our emotions that get involved, it’s our egos, our past pain, our childhood traumas, our insecurities, our fears. Everything gets activated and when the bomb detonates, it can take months or years to clear the wreckage.

As a result, when a relationship ends it’s not just the other person that’s missing, a lot of pieces of yourself also need to be retrieved. Many people make the mistake of thinking that the reason they’re so sad after a breakup is because they genuinely miss their former partner. This is true to an extent, but it’s far from the whole picture. The pain we feel comes from several sources, and most have nothing to do with the ex himself.”

Source: 6 Real Reasons You Still Can’t Get Over Him

Why Cry Over Spilt Curry?

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Guilt trips are no fun.

So why do we put ourselves through it over and over again? Why do we let it last longer than it should? How can we turn these mindless excursions into a mindful journey?

I’ve learned that “one magic word” holds the key to it all.

And here’s the messy and guilty way I learned that word: I’ve got a hot thing for curries. So when dinner was served at an Indian Wedding last Saturday, the 8 different curries looked like heaven on a platter!

Since the dishes were set on a rotating plate, I scooped each type of curry on mom’s plate and mine as fast as I could, “so others could get their turn” I reasoned to myself. But deep down, I knew I was just kidding myself. I was anxious and eager to get a helping of every type of curry, before it ran out! And you know, it’s totally…

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Power of Intention: “Right Words, Right Thoughts, Right Action.”

If you could choose to set the direction of your day before it happens the next day–would you set it? What would you choose? Our minds are like powerful sails that can take us in the direction we wish to go, if we clarify our intentions.

Here’s a fun song I just discovered, and right on theme! 😉


Last night, before sleeping, I Googled “what time is sunrise in KL”. I got the info 6:58am (for 10 October, 2015).

Not wanting to miss the show, I set my alarm to ring at 6:40am, which is kinda crazy early considering the fact that I was still wide awake at 3am.

But right on cue, I got woken up. Not by the alarm, but by the sounds of soft, persistent knocking on a door. Did I forget to open the attached bathroom door? Was it really someone knocking? I kept listening. It stopped. I looked at the time. 6:38am. 2 minutes before the alarm rings!

This has happened to me many times. And it has happened to others as well. Setting a time to wake up the next day, finding your body awake, like clockwork, all on its own. Usually a few minutes before or right on time.

For me, this reminds me of the power of intention.

What we plan ahead to do intentionally, becomes our reality.
Our minds act on a thought, tuning our body into alignment.

Let’s be more conscious of our intentions throughout the day.

Given a choice, what do you intend to see more of in your day?
Every moment is a chance to choose and clarify your intentions.

Make it a good one. Let it happen. And if things don’t turn out quite the way you intended to, pay attention. Was this your intention?

Learn something, then let it go…

Tomorrow, set another intention.
Take action. And watch it happen.

 

Love, Mish

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“The Growth of one blesses all. I am committed to grow in Love.” – Julia Cameron

Echo of Love: “I Am a Better Person Because of You.”

Isn’t it amazing when the people who matter in your life, say to you, “I am a better person because of you”?

Love is an echo.

I think Jason Mraz said it best in his ‘Love Someone’ song: “Love is a funny thing. Whenever I give it, it comes back to me. And it’s wonderful to be, giving with my whole heart, as my heart receives.”

I also love this Chinese Proverb, “Life is like an echo. What you send out comes back.” It’s the same spiritual principle found in the Scriptures, “You reap what you sow.”

Today, as I was pondering my recent loss when a friend and I decided to go our separate ways for now, my heart landed on one of the last words he said to me, “I am a better person because of you.”

Together, we learned that loving someone who don’t love themselves is like hugging a cactus. The closer you get, the more it hurts.

So he left. To learn Self-Love.

And I am free to do the same.

Meanwhile, his parting words are, “I am a better person because of you.” 

And he’s not the only one who’s been saying it. Melody said that. Annie said that. They are some of my bestest friends in the world. Coming from them, it’s like a miracle!

5 years ago, in the midst of a painful break-up, my ex said, “I’m not sure I can be a better person if I stay.”

He was right. But wow. How that has changed, without me realizing it.

I am not trying to impress anybody. I am not trying to be nice or trying to be good. I know my whole self well enough to know I am no saint. I’m just being me. And this is what they’re saying to me, about me, now.

Our world is a reflection of who we are. What I am hearing, is an echo of love.

How about you? What have you been hearing your loved ones say to you lately? If no one has expressed this to you yet, know that the statement “I am a better person because of you” is something YOU can begin to say to YOURSELF. It is something You can choose to be. You can choose to be a better person, because of you–beginning with the better choices you are consciously choosing to make for your life.

“I am a better person because of you” is possible. You choose.

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Love, Mish

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“The Growth of one blesses all. I am committed to grow in Love.” – Julia Cameron

Keep Moving In The Direction Of Peace

What are you being called to Let Go of? What are you holding on to? Does it feel Peaceful? Will it bring Joy? Everyday is a chance to choose With Love.

Recently, I’m learning that Letting Go doesn’t have to be hard, painful or difficult.

When the decision to Let Go is made from a place of Love, what you’re left with in the end, is Love.

Sadness will still be there, and it’s a healthy sign. But beneath the rippling waves of change, all is well with your soul when it is anchored deeply and securely in Love, Joy and Peace.

As I’m writing this now, a familiar ache is making its presence felt. What is different about this, is the gentleness behind that aching. It’s not a monster of a pain. It’s not a bitter kind of sad. There’s a quietness to it that feels peaceful.

Loving Reminders for Today:

a: Keep moving in the direction of Peace

b. “Stay conscious of who you travel with on this journey. See who you’re attracted to and notice who is attracted to you. See how much better you feel when you surround yourself with the energy of love.” – Melody Beattie, Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

Love, Mish

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“The Growth of one blesses all. I am committed to grow in Love.” – Julia Cameron