The beautiful song by Jon and Vangelis – ‘I’ll find my way home’ – had a profound effect and was embraced as a source of emotive release by a milieu of new age and spiritually orientated friends during the 1980’s. It evoked in me, an elevating message.
Living in Zurich, Switzerland at the time, I’d just embarked and even stumbled on a path of Eastern philosophy and the trendy ‘search for truth’, Nirvana and Enlightenment’. For many young spiritual seekers, this song set free the tears of a divine longing for ‘home’.
Throughout our mortal pathway we do experience moments of feeling lost and music frequently offers a helping hand. All those years ago when I heard that song by Jon and Vangelis, there arose a sensitive awareness that whatever and wherever ‘home’ is – it CAN be felt. Now when I hear the song, I’m bathed in sweet memories of a melodious time where ‘finding my way home’ had a sentimental and arousing effect.
The river flows to the ocean and can’t stop until it reaches its destination ……….can we stop a natural flow towards the ocean of consciousness? It is the journey home.
What is home?
It has occasionally been portrayed as a form of escape to an imaginary sanctuary or an idyllic and far off esoteric planet where delusional and crooked leaders of certain cults/cliques have made it a seeming channelled reality by cashing in on that deep seated and collective pining for sanctuary.
I think home is simple………yet so easy to miss…………..something inside oneself. I think home is a deep acceptance of oneself – of being truly at peace in the ‘here and now’ without giving in to the enticing ruse of a temporary illusion or manipulated ‘high’.
I have friends that were ‘seeking the truth’ 30 years ago and they are still seeking it now …………the Zen Koan is……………. that it is here and now. Voltaire says that we can travel the world to find that ‘diamond’ only to discover it in our own backyard. It was there all the time.
So is inner Freedom!
Copyright Charmiene Maxwell-Batten 2009.
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This is a narrative from my book, about a beautiful song called ’I’ll find my way home’ By Jon and Vangelis, which inmspired me to write this. I also mention the symbolism of finding home in the sense of feeling content and whole.
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