Are you attached to the place you call home?
Free will can free us and the mind, but attachment can also put us in a bind.
The pandemic loosened many from the roots of their home. Some by choice, others by chance, and many out of duty.
Climate change, and aging mates, is also forcing people from their homeland. Others move, or contemplate moving, due to another unstoppable phenomenon — increased urbanization.
For some these events bring opportunity and joy. For others fear and helplessness. A contributing factor to these negative emotions can stem from our are attachment to place. Our sense of home.
Think about the place you now consider home, no matter where you’re living now, and please consider the statements below.
Also, please leave a comment if these prompt any thoughts or feelings!
Thank you, in advance!
These questions remind me of the conversation around colonialism and gentrification; we cannot all continue to be colonizers adrift on the land, displacing others from their homes.
I hope for and believe in a world where we all are attached to our homes because we are in relationship to the land and to our communities--because we have learned from the indigenous people trying to teach us how to have an ecological future.
I recommend reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein to learn more about these concepts.