We think we are moving forward but that is not all we do. We also move backward. The last movement in my Qigong series is just that—two steps forward, two steps back. Good long walks are restorative but they too return us to the place we started from.
Home is not a point on a map. It’s a state of being.
We return to ourselves when we come back to the present moment. When we’re unshackled from memory and anticipation.
We’re almost home when we experience good and bad in the same way.
Men stand apart who live between two or more cultures, and who do not completely identify with any one of them. Pico Iyer makes exile exquisite. He reminds us sotto voce that home is not a place.