Thursday, March 23, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Only those means of security are good, are certain, are lasting that depend on yourself and your own vigor.
What is our security based upon? This is a vital, bottom-line question.
Security is a basic need of all humans. But as with all quests, if we look for the object of our search in an area where it cannot be found, we court certain frustration and failure.
Many would base their security on outside conditions. That is building our house on sand. Beauty passes, fame is fleeting, wealth can quickly evaporate, and health is fragile at best. What then is safe to count upon?
Only one security cannot be taken away, and it resides within. Security based on our own belief in ourselves, in our ability not only to cope and survive, but to celebrate life is the only security that lasts. As hard as it may be for adult children to learn they can trust themselves, it still is the only lasting security.
My security rests on the gains I’ve made in the program I’ve never had a stronger sense of self.
You are reading from the book:
Days of Healing, Days of Joy by Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty. © 1987, 1992 by Hazelden Foundation