Life is constantly knocking at our door

lifeWhen we close the windows and doors of our house and stay inside, we feel very secure, we feel safe, unmolested. But life is not like that. Life is constantly knocking at our door, trying to push open our windows that we may see more; and if out of fear we lock the doors, bolt all the windows, the knocking only grows louder. The closer we cling to security in any form, the more life comes and pushes us. The more we are afraid and enclose ourselves, the greater is our suffering, because life won’t leave us alone. We want to be secure but life says we cannot be; and so our struggle begins. – Krishnamurti, Life Ahead

Krishnamurti’s words makes me think of Helen Keller’s thoughts too, which I’ve shared on Beyond Meds before:

Security is mostly a superstition. 
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men 
as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright 
exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. – Helen Keller

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters