The Illusion of Security

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 [source]


Let’s Talk About It

There is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.Um, wow. That is one holy grail of a statement. When things are meaningful to us our energy is invested in them, giving them value. When things are no longer meaningful, there is no longer an investment – but rather a habit. A repetitive motion producing the same uninspiring result over and over again. 

What am I holding onto that is no longer meaningful?

I have a couple of relationships in my life that I am holding onto in-spite of the fact that I continuously get the message they are coming to an end, if they haven’t yet already ended.

I’ve been playing the victim in these relationships.

Making myself out to be the one who is abandoned and forgotten about. It takes away all of my power. The reality is that not all relationships are meant to last forever and that’s okay. My suffering comes from the attachment to the expectations I have in these relationships.

Today, I let go. I surrender. I release. I trust. 

What are you holding onto that is no longer meaningful?

Now it’s your turn. What are you holding onto that is no longer inspiring your life? Why do you think you’re holding onto it? It doesn’t have to be a relationship or emotion, although it certainly can be. Also consider what ideas, projects, objects or attitudes you might be holding onto that are no longer meaningful. Please share in the comment area below – I love hearing about where you are.

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