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Safe but Sorry

When we settle for less in order to feel safe, we always feel sorry. If we compromise our dreams, limiting ourselves with negative ideas gleaned in childhood or adulthood; if we accept that it’s useless to ask for what we want and need; if we believe lack is safer than abundance, our lives will close around us like a safe but suffocating blanket.

We do need security, but security can be purchased at too high a price. Security obtained at the expense of exhilarating, creative growth and change merely strangles us. Surely the caterpillar feels secure in its cocoon but when it emerges, it needs to unfold its wings and risk flight.

Give up your need to be safe but sorry. Resolve your grief over the leveling of your life by choosing to unfold your wings and take flight. Have the courage to SOAR: Stretch Out And Risk. You can do it.

Excerpted from The Courage to Be Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele. Available on Mango and Amazon.

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