Looking for safety?

Security – what does this word mean in relation to life as we know it today? For many, it is safety and freedom from worry. It is the end that man strives for and therefore everything we do is a means to this end.

Imagine the secure man. He is a respectable man in society and is both personally and financially stable. He has pushed for his ambition and he has settled down, so to speak, in a rather boring, but safe and comfortable way for himself. Yes, he is a man in today’s world but has he any pride or self-respect? How could he, if he hasn’t risked anything nor gained anything? Would he have tasted the wonderful meal that we call life? What has he done except to sit and wait for the tomorrow which never comes?

Let’s take the time machine back into history… Yesterday’s men have fought, risked and gained. They have done this to make the world exactly what it is today. Security was never theirs, nor did they strive for it. They gambled courageously with their lives on chance, and that if they won, they’d be richer or different? It is from the bystanders (who are in the vast majority) that we receive the propaganda that life is not worth living, that life is drudgery, that the ambitions of youth must he laid aside for a life which is but a painful wait for death. These are the individuals who squeeze what excitement they can from life out of the imaginations and experiences of others through books and movies. These are the men who dream at night of what could have been, but who wake at dawn to take their places and exist through yet another day.

One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.” – Deepak Chopra

Our personality likes to be in control. It likes to know how things are and what’s going to happen. Underlying this desire for stability and predictability is a deep fear that the world is a dangerous place. The personality fears it will not survive without continually being on guard. The real truth is that we cannot guard what happens. We are living our life, each moment, by the Law of Attraction. What we do in each moment and how focused we are in the now, will determine what a future moment will bring us. Consider substituting trust for fear and the world becomes a gentler, happier place.

“Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”

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One Response to Looking for safety?

  1. troy says:

    Very excellent post. This speaks to one of my favorite subjects–the choice each of us makes each morning when we awake to take control of our lives or wait until someone else does… to be happy or look to someone else to make us happy… to be successful or wait for someone else to make us successful. I am a big fan of Chopra and I dig the quote. You do good work. Thanks. And keep it up!

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