Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
Life is either a daring adventure
or nothing. To keep our faces
toward change and behave like
free spirits in the presence of
fate is strength undefeatable.
Only in growth, reform, and change,
paradoxically enough, is true
security to be found.
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh~
The chief danger in life is that you
take too many precautions.
1. freedom from risk or danger; safety
2. freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence
3. something that gives or assures safety
I agree with Helen Keller – security is mostly a superstition – an illusion we hold onto to feel safe in this world, all the while knowing in our hearts that it doesn’t really exist. This world we live in is in constant flux and there is no guarantee that danger isn’t lurking around the corner – something that throws us off course, like illness, or the death of someone we love, to name just two of the many things that can alter the course of our lives. We must take risks in order to grow, and by letting go of certainties we let go of the safety net. What I know for sure is that I must step out of my comfort zone more often, behave like a free spirit and embrace life as a daring adventure!
The funny thing is, now that I truly understand and own this truth – that nothing is for sure and everything is possible – I feel energized and have a different sense of security, a new confidence. I have less doubt, anxiety and fear about making big changes in my life without knowing the end result. As I mentioned in a recent post – I am getting better at listening to and following the whisperings of my heart.
Leap and the net will appear.