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“Security is mostly a superstition. It 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 outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” (Helen Keller)

One of the biggest things that stops people changing their life is being afraid of giving up security.

I know, I’ve been there. The great job, nice pay packet, health benefits, loyal husband, money in bricks and mortar…I lived in a world that I tried to make as safe and secure as possible.

It’s great to be practical, but not moving towards what you really want to do in life because you’re afraid of losing that security is not a beneficial thing for your happiness, sanity and well-being. Security, like Helen Keller so beautiful said above, is a mis-nomer.

Let’s look at these words a little more closely:

Security n. – state of safety.

Secure a. – free, safe from fear, anxiety.

Security is feeling secure. Feeling secure means you feel free – without worries or anxiety.

“Security is mostly a superstition.”

We think what we have around us will protect us and we build it up, believing it will make us safe, but in reality nothing is 100% secure. Everything you think of as your security could fall in around you at the blink of an eye. It’s not real.

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.”

Things can go wrong. And imagine if they go wrong when you’ve been scared all your life and tried to avoid danger. How would you feel then? They are just as likely, or just as NOT likely to go wrong whether you are living in fear and building that security or going after the Life of Your Dreams.

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Living life the way YOU want to, following your passions, being engaged – that’s real. 

So, follow the Path Less Trodden: Go after those dreams, stand up for your own unique place in the world and accept that joy, happiness, connection and peace it brings, knowing that security isn’t secure at all.

2 responses to “Like Feeling Secure?”

  1. Lindajoy

    Hi Alison
    This was incredibly helpful to me, as I’m working around security issues at present. We all know that it’s better to take a leap of faith than to hang on to tired old beliefs, but it’s still scary! So your clarity around security actually being an illusion is great!

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