Where are you coming from?
That’s an interesting question. It can be asked on many levels, as a sort of slang, or a variant of the “small talk” question about where you live. But pause for a moment — where ARE you really coming from, in your words and actions? And, of course, are you really “coming from” the physical place that you nominally live or work?
Most people are coming from nowhere. Or rather, they perceive themselves as coming from somewhere — physically, conceptually, ideologically, or whatever. But most of those constructs originate outside of oneself. They’ve been generated by another person, an institution, or someone/thing that probably can’t even be specifically named.
I consider coming from a source outside of your own inner knowing and direct soul connection to be equivalent to “coming from nowhere.” You might be dressed up in fancy clothes of “somewhere” — physically, mentally, emotionally, or energetically — but there’s little more than a fashion statement on display.
It’s a tough question to ask and examine, because it puts a lot of comfort, identity, and choices on the table. Who are you? Why are you here? Why are you living this way? If you don’t have a clear and powerful grasp of where you are coming from, then it is very challenging to have a clear and empowered grasp of where you are going.