Security is an illusion.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.” Helen Keller
These are the words that ring in my mind when I think things seem too daring for me, I remind myself that security does not really exist and that avoiding danger is no safer than exposure.
When at the precipice of anything new, there is always the urge to turn back and go to where our lives are comfortable and “secure.”
I’m venturing into a new realm of business, Digital Marketing! I’m glad I reminded myself of Helen Keller’s sentiment because with anything in life, there are the balancing energies that cause a bit of fear and the desire to go back to when things SEEMED safe and secure.
Risk, vulnerability, and an overall letting go of concern for the future or the past, now that is a trick. New love, new career paths, they’re always unsure. Why not think and feel in the direction of hope and trust?
If we stay focused in “back then,” we miss being here. If we worry about what’s going to happen, we miss being here and now.
Trust, faith, and moving in the direction of the light are what I strive for. If I listen to the concerns of society and some who spend most of their time in fear, I am bound to draw back in fear and doubt. If I’m not careful, I’ll hear those concerns coming from my own mind chatter!
It reminds me of a piece I wrote, Pronoia. Are we going to be paranoid and expect the worst to happen or are we going to turn paranoia upside down and expect the best! https://naturegirltara.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/choose-pronoia/
Yes, that’s what I choose. I choose faith and I choose a daring adventure.
I choose the daring adventure, even when it gets scary and challenging because that’s just the illusion creeping in.
I told a friend, “I want to spend most of my time living in the realm of NOW, the space of being in the presence of God, the presence of Love, and the presence of what is possible.” Amen!!!
Those times when I find myself wallowing in the “what is” consciousness, I wake up and fill myself with the knowing that there is no Security and that life really is a daring adventure that can start right now, if we allow it!
Goethe writes, “Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it!”