A Home Inside Yourself


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Today, show yourself some kindness and make a home within. As poet Julia Fehrenbacher describes, it is indeed "the most important thing". Julia Fehrenbacher, is a poet, an author, a life coach, a teacher, a regular practicer of yoga, and a sometimes-painter. She has a lovely website, where you sign up to receive a free copy of her eBook, "Beyond the Noise, Into the Now: 11 prayerful poems".


The Most Important Thing

by Julia Fehrenbacher


I am making a home inside myself. A shelter

of kindness where everything

is forgiven, everything allowed—a quiet patch

of sunlight to stretch out without hurry,

where all that has been banished

and buried is welcomed, spoken, listened to—released.

A fiercely friendly place I can claim as my very own.

I am throwing arms open

to the whole of myself—especially the fearful,

fault-finding, falling apart, unfinished parts, knowing

every seed and weed, every drop

of rain, has made the soil richer.

I will light a candle, pour a hot cup of tea, gather

around the warmth of my own blazing fire. I will howl

if I want to, knowing this flame can burn through

any perceived problem, any prescribed perfectionism,

any lying limitation, every heavy thing.

I am making a home inside myself

where grace blooms in grand and glorious

abundance, a shelter of kindness that grows

all the truest things.

I whisper hallelujah to the friendly

sky. Watch now as I burst into blossom.