Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.

As a single mother living in a different country away from my birth family, this became my favourite quote exemplifying who and where I was. If we live by these words, we will always have a family, always have a home; we will always be blessed.
Creating actionable tools from these words, requires a change of perspective. What does family mean to each of us? The response will be as different to each individual as there are people.

Once we change our perspective, to know that family is having someone to love, we can choose to love anyone. The quote does not say having someone love us.
A unique element to our creation is whatever we extend outward, we will also experience within.
When we love another, the love must be experienced first within ourselves and then extended outside ourselves.
What happens then to a society filled with self-loathing, guilt and fear? The expression of love becomes more difficult, but still possible. Self-love is the first action; what we extend out to others must by natural laws, return to us.

If it feels impossible to love oneself, the next best action is to extend love to another. Many teachings express that we cannot love another unless we love ourselves; yet we live in a society filled with guilt and self-loathing. Herein is the biggest secret many do not realise: everything is an extension of oneself. If the goal is to love oneself, and eliminate the idea that guilt exists, then extend loving actions and kindness to others. Eliminate the idea of guilt by forgiving others. Stop projecting the internal guilt onto others to rid oneself of self-imposed misery.
We all have somewhere to go. Whether it is our driving purpose, our mission, our current home or the roof that covers us temporarily for shelter. While we are alive in this creation, each of us has a home.

From this perspective, we are always blessed, and as such, the world must become an extension of this blessing.
To know what it is to have a family, love everyone.

I see a world where the grandest family in history exists, life becomes heaven experienced.
That seems impossible in a world that is full of suffering. What if this starts with each one of us? Can we extend forgiveness and love to someone if it feels impossible? Is this the way to experience heaven? Forgive and extend love to someone today, especially if it feels difficult.
Change the impossible into the possible. It starts with each one of us.

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