The British have a saying which I like very much: “My home is my castle.” Maybe you say it, too!
Your castle may be an apartment in the city or a house in the suburbs or country, it is still your castle. When, after a tiring day at work or school, you come home and pull up your drawbridge resp. close the door behind you, you get the feeling of “my home is my castle”.
You greet your family, dogs and cats, listen to their stories, help prepare dinner – you are back home in your castle, safe and sound. Here you can be who you want to be. No role to play, no task to finish – just be at home.
“Wait a minute”, you might say, “this is not entirely true. No role to play? I have a role to play because I am the mother (or father, or husband, or wife, or daughter, or son). What do you say to that?”
It’s up to you if you want to play a role. You can also choose to be yourself. When you drop playing a role, you become more authentic, a real person. So much more enjoyable for you and others.
“And what about “no task to finish?” I can’t just sit down and do nothing. I have responsibilities when I come home.”
Well, life continues at home, right? You don’t have to fall into a stupor. Go about life as you like to – sometimes leisurely, sometimes actively. Enjoy your freedom!
I’m wondering if you are aware of the fact that your home is a reflection of you? Of your energies, thoughts, emotions, and mental pictures?
May I ask you – is your home really a precious castle? Well taken care of? A pleasure to be in?
If so, congratulations! Then your home is really a castle.