Lessons from being Homeless

Being homeless last year by living in a psych hospital for 4.5 months and 6 weeks in a hotel was traumatic. Though I have learnt some valuable life lessons. However, I wouldn’t want anyone else to have to go through that. Some of these lessons I can think of are:

Appreciate the essentials in life: health, shelter, food, water, time alone, fresh air, personal cleanliness and clean clothes.

Appreciate the things that give meaning to life: people, activities, books/writing, music, film/tv and art.

Greed and cravings are often the source of suffering.

Loving people and humanity is not reciprocal.

Serving others and being humble is an ideal to strive for.

Nothing is more important than the kingdom of God.