Our "dwelling place" may be physical -- a room, apartment, or house. It may also be a metaphor for mental and emotional [and spiritual] "space." We can invite others into our inner world of thoughts and feelings, sharing gifts of heart and mind. Gracious inner space gives others room to play, question, and converse; room to be heard and understood; room to reveal themselves as they choose.
-- Soul Feast by Marjorie J. Thompson