The Misnomer of Security

The Misnomer of Security
The Misnomer of Security

What people strive for most in life is security:
in relationships, in finance and all circumstance,
knowing they will be able to face life with confidence,
yet there is no security, per se,
no circumstance that can’t change in a single moment,
all our hopes lost in a second,
and so we fear loss, we fear change,
because that could mean no security,
and those fears are the basis of most human misery.

Security in a spiritual sense is confidence,
knowing we can face life and deal with whatever
is placed before us, no matter its extent,
and further, knowing we will survive,
that acceptance and strength is abundant
in dealing with adversity;
so circumstance can be fleeting,
and how we accept it our choice,
one that defines our understanding of self.

All attributes of self, of who we are,
are bound by our beliefs,
by our understanding of who we are,
and that our perceptions indeed impact
on circumstances as they arise,
either beaten by fear or stoic in our stance,
able to face hardship and know we will endure;
so in this sense security is a misnomer,
and personal confidence perhaps a better expression of truth.

Fear itself induces panic,
renders the self incapable of response or understanding,
and can destroy a life within a blink,
especially when a shift in circumstance is experienced,
and so it is our decision as to how we face adversity,
with a confidence in ourselves
or simply breaking under the weight of fear and insecurity,
always our choice, the power we have in life,
to decide how we respond, and therefore what ensues as consequence.

Insecurity can be a questioning
of feelings and circumstance,
or a definitive response that has a result,
so it is well we find the strength within us
to believe enough in ourselves
to be able to deal with life’s challenges,
rather than buckle under fear alone,
our insecurity that needs addressing
to be able to find balance
and choose the circumstances we want.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “The Misnomer of Security

  • December 21, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    It is so true, and so simple to remember, that we do have a choice on how we face and deal with circumstances. Yet, often, most will hit the panic button before looking at each circumstance with clear eyes and what is within our heart and soul. Very well written verse, Tony.

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  • December 21, 2017 at 10:58 PM
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    Thanks Phyllis, glad you related. Like all things in life, the answers lay within, in our perspectives and beliefs. Cheers!

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