I get alerts on-line when a new listing comes up in Middlebury, and this one came up the other day. I almost felt dizzy with excitement when I first saw it. It’s an old church that has been thoughtfully converted into home, but it doesn’t meet one of the most important “musts” for me, which is to be within walking distance of downtown.
I really love the idea of being able to walk to the post office, the Coop, the bank, yoga class (that I swear I’ll attend once we move!), restaurants, little shops and cafes. I was telling a friend about this and she said,”On a winter’s evening, to walk to your favorite restaurant in the snow….” Yes. That’s it!
Several of our friends are either moving, or hoping to move too. We all have quite different wants: We want to live in town with neighbors and a variety of good restaurants, another couple wants to be in the country with privacy, but what we are all trying to do is to follow our own hearts, and not compromise on the qualities that are important to us.
The times in my life when I compromised, either because I feared that what I wanted was impossible (so I gave up on it), or because I didn’t listen to my own voice of intuition, and believed that others knew more about my heart’s desire than I did, were not much fun, and I have to say that I am really ready to have some fun with life.
Our perfect home is somewhere right now. Maybe it’s for sale, maybe it isn’t yet. I can feel it even though I haven’t quite seen it, but I know when I do that my reaction will be, “Yes. This is it”. We all have those things that are calling to us. Whether it’s meeting a soul-mate, finding meaningful work, or going on a big adventure to a country that you’ve always wanted to visit….there is a call going out from your “heart”, and it’s also coming from the heart of the “other”.
It’s the call to Life and we can trust it. It sounds like “Yes”.
“Everything that you want, also wants you.” Jack Canfield