The Security of Insecurity

Every so often a book title or a quote will pierce me like an arrow.
One was the title of a book I read 36 years ago by Alan Watts; it was “The Wisdom of Insecurity.”
It has taken me all of those 36 years to let this simple understanding sink into the deeper layers. And still there is a part of me that seeks this thing called security!
So it was a good reminder for me to read a quote from (of all people!) General Douglas Macarthur that connected deeply with my personal experience. He said, “There is no security on earth; there is only opportunity.” When I remember this, it invites both a calmness of just being here without trying to secure what is happening, and an excitement about the adventure available to me right now on the planet.
What amazing gifts each moment can bring…