A key step that can help us begin to settle ourselves when we are profoundly unsettled is to come home, to ourselves in this moment, whatever is happening. This is one way of speaking about mindfulness, or being present: coming home to ourselves. When we bring our mind back to our body we come home. We could consider this state as our true home. This home inside of us is a home no one can take away from us, and it cannot be damaged or destroyed. No matter what happens around us, if we can find this home inside of us, we are always safe.
 
Kaira Jewel Lingo, We Were Made For These Times
Kaira Jewel Lingo

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Spirit Rock Residential Teacher

Kaira Jewel Lingo weaves spirituality and meditation with social justice. A nun for 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s community, she now teaches in the Zen and Vipassana traditions at the intersection of racial, climate and social justice. She is author of We Were Made for These Times