Hey, there! AmyK here.
Just last week I heard Stephen Fry share an evocative expression, “sitting at the hearth.”
This simple yet powerful image encapsulates a tradition that has bound humanity together for millennia. It’s around the hearth, bathed in the flickering glow of fire, that we have shared our stories, experiences, emotions and life lessons.
For me, sitting around the fire growing up is full of fond memories. From hot cocoa and my dad or mom reading a passage from a novel, to a heartfelt conversation or some silly antics with my brothers. And not that long ago, the memories expanded with spending days playing CATAN with my niece and nephew or baking holiday cookies with Scott’s girls. This year the fire will beckon home all these college aged “kids.”
From the earliest days of our species, the hearth was the epicenter of communal life. It provided warmth against the unforgiving cold, sustenance through the preparation of food, and a gathering place for minds and hearts to intertwine.
Around the hearth, elders passed down wisdom to the younger generations, weaving tales that transcended time. In the dance of flames, civilizations grew, and cultures evolved. The hearth became a sanctuary where laughter, tears, and shared experiences bound people together, forging bonds that withstood the test of time.
As we fast-forward to our contemporary world, the metaphor of sitting at the hearth remains as poignant as ever. In today’s digital age, where screens often replace faces, we long for a place where we can come together, free from distractions, to share our triumphs and tribulations and most importantly, connect.
In this metaphorical hearth [or perhaps the literal blessing to sit by an actual fire], we continue the ancient tradition of passing on wisdom and learning from one another. We engage in conversations that spark our imaginations and innovations, and … it is within this sacred space that we find solace, knowing that we are not alone on our journey.
As the seasons change and the temperatures shift, I encourage you to carve out time for meaningful connections: to listen, to learn, and to grow, whether in front of the fire, or just in a good ole cozy spot.
So … where might you, how might you, and with whom might you … sit at the hearth?
One of the reasons I love, absolutely cherish, the Iconic Inner Circle 4-day Intensive, is because there are so many unforgettable “sitting at the hearth” moments.
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