Not where I was born, but where it goes well with me is my home.
— Kanuri Saying in Wisdom of the African World
Do not imagine your home as a castle, a defense against the world. Rather, live without defenses, seeing everyone as family, sons and daughters of the Only One we call God.
— Rami Shapiro in Ethics of the Sages
The only way to implement our vision for society is to bring it down to the situation of a single household.
— Chogyam Trungpa in Enlightened by Design by Helen Berliner
Every home is a monastery. There, it is to be hoped, we can find solitude, community, beauty, nature, oratory, and food. There the spirit can be nourished, and the body pleased with arts and pleasures.
— Thomas Moore in Meditations: On the Monk Who Dwells in Daily Life
A room devoted to silence honors and invites the unknown, the untamed, the wild, the shy, the unfathomable – that which rarely has a chance to surface within us.
— Gunilla Norris in Sharing Silence
Each house tends to have its idiosyncratic shrines. I just visited a home where the tool room is arranged like a museum. Everything was displayed with the care and reverence accorded to valuable works of art.
— Shaun McNiff in Earth Angels
I was passionate,
filled with longing.
I searched far and wide.
But the day that the Truthful One
I was at home.
— Lal Ded, translated by Jane Hirshfield in Women in Praise of the Sacred