Christmas time and thoughts of home just go together. ‘I’ll be Home for Christmas’, and ‘There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays’, are two of the most popular holiday songs. Christmas movies and television shows regularly feature stories of people going to their family home over the holidays.
The majority of the Christmas rituals are associated with either going home or doing special things at home, whether lighting candles and having a time of family prayer during Advent, or decorating a Christmas tree, or caroling through a neighborhood, or hosting festive open house parties for friends, neighbors, and colleagues. It is all about home.
But Christmas Season is also about another kind of homecoming, the homecoming to yourself and renew yourself. Your true lifes journey is in knowing yourself so deeply that you feel easy in your own skin. You love and accept who you are. You make decisions which feel right. When you belong to yourself, you honor your own unique way of being in the World.
I’m going back to see the place where I come from
I can’t wait to get back there,
It’s been too long
I’m going back to stay
Some people tell me that I must be mad
To give up what I got from what I had
I don’t know there ain’t no knowing
But I don’t care
Because I’m going back
I’m going back,
Going back to stay.