Dwelling: A Poetic Exploration of Home by Bill Hutchins


DWELLING is a poetic exploration of Home as an internal image — our silent, still center — and how we can find Home, as spiritual work, through creating and living in our physical home.

Our home is a vessel, with exterior membrane-walls, forming a woven dialogue that can put us in relationship with nature and our place. 

Further, our home and inner self mirror each other: as we live in and through our home, we give form to our soul; as we deepen our inner journey, we’re more open to the world to which our home unites us. 

This interplay is DWELLING.

The first part of the book - Book 1 - is full of inspirational poetry, both my own and master poets such as Rumi, Rainier Maria Rilke, Mary Oliver, William Blake and Pablo Neruda, among others.

These poems, as well as the photos in the book, are images that connect us to ourselves, the earth and our built environment, and inspire us to explore our inner Home.

Book 2 and 3 offer ways to DWELL - explorations and meditative exercises to experience and help us understand the dialogue between our inner, or spiritual Home and our outer, or physical home.

After a beautiful, slow unfolding of Dwelling into a book and website, I can now share the book with you and invite you to join us on this process of exploration!