Sitting on the terrace I had a very beautiful meeting via Skype with an amazing friend.
Afterwards I felt such an inner warmth and stillness that was just beautiful.
I decided to enjoy the wonderful morning by going for a little walk to admire the landscape and the golden morning sun and let this joyful relaxed feeling sink in deeper.
After a few meters I suddenly saw a snail which was graciously gliding through the grass.
I could feel a stillness, beauty and clear focus in those movements that felt very similar to what I felt in myself. It seemed to be so full of joy gliding through the meadow, just living each moment, without a goal to be reached or something to be fullfilled, just living and being.
Now and then nibbling some leaf to nurture itself.
Constantly stretching out its feelers to feel its surroundings.
When seeing with which ease it carried its home around and how solid that home seemed, I had a deep realisation of the fact that my home is also always with me.
It is light and yet the safest and most solid place I can imagine – and I carry it deep within me.
I can always go there to be warm and to nurture myself and I do not need to be provided for with anything from the outside as everything I might really need will be ‘at home’.
The striving for goals and the expectations I have had towards life suddenly seemed like a big distraction from the ease and stillness I could feel if I would be constantly aware of the fact that my home is always within.
It felt like I just need to allow myself to go there more often.
Coming home to my soul.
This little snail has been an amazing reflection and inspiration.
I love nature - and what it allows me to learn in each and every moment.