To be able to answer the calling when you hear it bare your name
to enjoy the gifts and treasures your life offers you
to experience the illuminating clarity of vision
you must be home,
Your only spiritual duty is to be home.
You must sit at the centre of
In a cosy armchair,
and feel comfortable to be at the centre of things.
You are, after all, the centre of things.
The centre of your life,
the centre of your calling
the centre of your secrets and keys to your yearnings.
Don’t be silly, it’s not an ignorant kind of centre,
a hungry beast that thinks only about the ‘self’ in ‘him’.
It’s a gravitational centre,
where your life is being pulled towards you.
So when you leave home
to search for more glamours images to wear
under the neon lights of merciless comparisons
looking for passing love to quench your thirst
for pure understanding
when you leave your home
who’s going to answer the knock on the door?!
I know, there’s a battle at home,
it is the most important battle of your life.
In every room there could be a demon
disguised in convincing details of tempting stories
holding at heart the truth of your own wisdom.
But if your only spiritual duty IS to be home?
Break the walls of the concepts
that shelter you from winds of love,
loosen your body to follow the breath of the heart
come down from the ladder of superiority
so you can kneel down to
touch the sweet smell of your inner earth
of your own home.
You have an important duty
to be in your own home.
Image from Angelusbook by Roos van der Kamp & Erica Jago