A roof over your head?
A leader you trust?
Money in the bank? A strong military?
A clean bill of health?
A stable job?
How about organic food . . . a flu vaccine . . . seat belts . . . contraception . . . a home security system . . . not watching the news?
Living in America?
We all felt the intense uncertainty of this week as our Nation prepared to ride out Hurricane Sandy. Its awful aftermath served to shift the fear many of us hold around the Presidential election to real matters of life, death, survival, and coming together in profound and necessary ways.
Ultimately, I think feeling safe is about knowing you are not alone.
When all the scaffolding we create in life falls or blows or floats away, we are left with the one innate force that guided us from the moment we entered this world as infants. It’s what stopped our tears.
Knowing you are not alone can take many forms. You can find security in a family, a friendship, a pet, a partnership, a community. You can find connection with a greater life force.
Perhaps the most intimate and often the most fleeting sense of not being alone is finding that connection within your Self. Can you feel safe within your Self? How do you get there? It can feel like searching for a light in the darkness. But within your powerfully rooted center there is a space that is safe. It can hold you. It knows you. It can guide you and soothe you. In that place, when you are able to be with yourself and trust … you are not alone.