The Illusion of Security

work-from-home-womanLinda, a fellow freelance writer, told me at work one day that she was leaving the freelance life to take a full-time job. I asked why. She said she wanted more security and the benefits that a full-time job would provide. I politely pointed out that a full-time job actually offered less security because, through no fault of her own, she could find herself out of her “secure” new job very quickly with no other options to fall back on. A freelancer, on the other hand, has multiple clients so the loss of just one isn’t a big deal; you simply shift gears and keep on earning money. As for benefits, she could likely pay for her own out of the extra money she made as a freelancer and still come out ahead.

The larger question is whether job security truly delivers the peace of mind that people are after. It can, to some degree—but it cannot provide a deep, enduring sense of meaning and purpose. Ironically, those whose wealth and status are assured often experience a surprising and unsettling lack of fulfillment and a growing awareness that something of even greater importance has eluded them.

Many people live their lives on automatic pilot. They put in their time. They go through the motions. The years fly by. All in the name of security—job security, financial security, marital security. Yet, this security is more tenuous and superficial than they allow themselves to believe. Their house, car, and savings account can be swept away in an instant by a medical crisis, natural disaster, or business deal gone bad. Ultimately, real security is trusting that you have the courage, strength and resourcefulness to rise above any challenge.

As Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, when you can “stand unshaken midst the crash of breaking worlds,” then nothing can touch you where you live, and nothing of value can be taken from you. 






ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA

Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

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SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.

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