Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”

—Matsuso Basho, 15th Century Japanese Haiku Master

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There’s no place like home is a saying of great comfort for most of us. It was Dorothy’s famous statement upon her return from visiting the land of OZ.

We all know about her journey to see the wizard and all the characters and experiences she had along the way. Perhaps she—and we—missed a lot along our journeys by holding on to an I’m not there yet perspective at the many places we found ourselves on our paths.

What if, instead, we saw each of our journeys as one of many homes, and experienced each moment of our life as the perfect place to be?


Where and when do you feel most at home?

How would expanding this view to include all your everyday journeys to have an even more richly rewarding life?

“Home is where your wifi connects automatically.”

“Home is where your wi-fi connects automatically.”

—Author Unknown

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What does your home represent to you and your family?

Explore the following list and have a conversation with your loved ones over a meal instead of engaging in some form of screen time.

My home is a place of…

love/affection warmth caring/compassion safety
security comfort common values fun/excitement
learning respect faith/spirituality stability
honesty/integrity cooperation teamwork achievement


What other places or communities make you feel at home?

Feel free to reply to this post regarding your thoughts and observations.