- Skylar Nitesh
- Crestview, FL
- United States
Would you ever choose to be homeless?
I have had several occasions over the years where I found myself making a conscious choice to be homeless. Usually only for a day or two sometimes a week or so. I did however spend about 6 months in my youth without any real address and honestly look back on it as one of the best experiences of my life. By allowing myself the freedom of being truly both vulnerable and flexible I met some of the most interesting and generous people one could ever hope to meet from such diverse backgrounds. I am now contemplating making it a lifestyle. This is not to say sleeping in allies everyday, but camping out staying with those who would have me, even paying for a room when needed and yes allies. I believe that I might feel more at home when I am traveling often aimlessly than I do around my family for whom I care for deeply. Why can't we loose the stigma of what it is to be homeless? Many teachings suggest that a life without all the clutter of the material that is so pervasive in modern culture can be very rich and rewarding. The pope even takes a vow of poverty upon his appointment, however sometimes I am not sure how seriously he takes it. Now let me ask you the same question again but grant you the ability to enjoy all of the comforts of home regardless of where you lay your head at night. Would this make a difference?
Closing Statement from Skylar Nitesh
We are all homeless in the sense that ownership is illusory and the only certainty is change, but we all share this planet we call earth and here we all have a home. I live for the day when we take this obsession of the material and strive for not only substance but connection and longevity in all that we create and the lives we lead. We are a family and while we may not always agree our fates are bound.