I just finished reading Running from Safety by Richard Bach. It’s a good read about his spiritual approach to life. I especially loved Chapter Twenty-Nine (pages 165-170) in which Bach uses his experience as a technical writer for the Douglas Aircraft Company to expound on what it means to have true security (Hint: It’s not a full-time job working for somebody else).
Shop for security over happiness and you buy it, at that price.
I agree wholeheartedly with Bach’s conclusions about the illusion of external security. Place your security in the hands of others and your future is anything but secure. The best parts of you will lay dormant, their yearning for expression gradually eroding into fitful dreams of what might have been. Here’s a great quote from Bach in that chapter:
Don’t tell me that my security comes from somebody else! Tell me I’m responsible. Tell me security is a byproduct of the gift I give of my skill and my learning and my love into the world. Tell me security comes from an idea given time and care.
Bingo. The journey toward true security begins when you shift your focus from the external world of knowledge and achievement to the internal world of wisdom and experience.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
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?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
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• an overview of the book
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• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
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Phil 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.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.