Welcome to Integral@Home. This site is devoted to the concept of home from an integral perspective. Let’s unpack that a little…
Home is an incredibly rich and fascinating topic. We have a sense of home in the womb, even before we’re born, and we continue to create home throughout our lives in many ways and on many dimensions. For example, home is subjective – it mirrors our sense of self; home is intersubjective – it is nested in relationship; and home is objective – it is the tangible place and space we occupy. Home can be as small as a room and as large as the world or universe. It can include the past, present and future in its breadth, and be as deep as time itself.
So the question becomes how to frame this richness in a way that reveals its many layers and facets. Looking at home from an integral perspective invites us to inquire into both the complexity and depth of home, to include all viewpoints as true but partial stories of home, to examine which viewpoints are more meaningful to us than others, and to shape our intentions, behaviours and contributions accordingly.
At least, that’s a beginning… The intention is to explore the topic of home here in its many guises through a series of reflections, perspectives and inquiries. It is also an invitation to you to participate, to comment and to tell your stories of home, to enrich our understanding and perspectives through your own experience. We welcome your views.