“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”
This idea is really fascinating to me; we all know that the only constant is change, and Buddhism teaches that resistance to change causes suffering, which I know personally to be true. So the real security is in embracing change, staying on the cutting edge of our comfort zones, exploring, learning, and growing. It sounds intimidating and liberating at the same time.
Is there anything in your life that represented security at one time but is no longer meaningful? This could be a job, goal, relationship, boundary, or role that served a purpose for you in the past. If it doesn’t serve you any more, how could you change it to embrace the new? Think about it for a few days, get used to the idea, and then take a step in that direction.
Marshal your courage and do something adventurous and exciting!