do you feel secure

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When I was a kid, I hated going to bed, mostly because I was a night owl, yet a lot was due to nightmares and simply being afraid of the dark and what lurked outside my bedroom window. Although I lived in a city, my home was in a wooded area with only one other house around it. I just knew there were lions, tigers, and bears outside of my window…or even worse, something lurking in my closet waiting for me to fall asleep. On my 10th birthday I got a fuzzy tiger blanket that I loved! I don’t know if it was ever said to me, but I knew that tiger blanket was there to protect me from all harm outside of me and I snuggled deep inside of it each night as it truly was my security blanket. 

Years later, yes – I still have my security blanket, yet rather than needing it for protection from the outside world, I simply love it for the comfort it provides. It’s soft and homey. Rather than needing it for my sense of security, I realized that true security comes from believing in yourself, for loving yourself even in the moments you don’t feel like you’ve shown up as your best self, and knowing that all truly will be okay regardless of the current circumstances.  

We often look to others for our sense of security from our partner, to our boss, to our family, and yet true security comes from within. True security comes from knowing at a deep level that you are at the right place, at the right time, with the right people at all times. The more you release your insecurity of unworthiness, the more you can let go of the tight grip you have on your security blanket. Other people and experiences enhance your sense of security, they don’t make it.

For the next week I invite you to build your inner sense of security by:

Trusting your gut. The more you practice and listen to your internal guidance, you’ll discover that you will be drawn to the right people and experiences as well as kept from those that don’t have your highest good in mind.

Knowing all is well. Even when faced with a circumstance that puts your sense of security on trial, know that experience is there to allow you to remain steadfast in your worthiness rather than being there to diminish your value. 

Mostly, my wish for you is know simply being you is enough. You are 1 in 7 billion people and deserve to live a life filled with deeper love, laughter, and happiness. The more you are secure within yourself, the more you will attract people who are also secure and loving.

Until next time, sleep well knowing all is well and have your security blankie for backup. 🙂

uplifting quotes 

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.”
~ Alan Cohen

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.”
~ Hellen Keller

“Security is when I am very much in love with someone extraordinary who loves me back.”
~ Shelly Winters

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