A lot of people have it the other way round, they say – “I will be happy when I feel secure”, when this is your mindset you will constantly be chasing security and thus feeling insecure all the time. In truth, if you are aligned with happiness, security will follow automatically owing to the well-being inherent to your life-stream. Follow your happiness and you will be secured (taken care of abundantly) by your life-stream. It’s not a “risk” to follow your happiness, it’s the most scientific way to attract security, well-being and stability in your life. A lot of people feel insecure about following their joy/happiness, and cling to situations that give them a false sense of security at the cost of their joy. Follow your joy and fortune will follow you – it’s the scientific truth of life (fortune or luck is just another term for the well-being present in your life stream). But to follow your joy you first need to be yourself, you need to be in love with who you are.
Stop chasing security
The fear-based mind, or your unawakened being, is constantly seeking security from the outside – it thinks that it needs to control the outside for it to be secure. In truth, you don’t need to control the outside, you just need to align with joy within you and the outside takes care of itself. Of course, aligning with your joy feels like the toughest thing to do when you’ve been brought up in the mindset of struggle and fear. It’s challenging to make the transition towards living a life aligned with joy because of the various doubts in the mind about “security”. But you will notice that as soon as you prioritize your joy over everything else, your life-stream will amply take care of you. When you are aligned with your joy you don’t need to worry about security because well-being is inherent to your life-stream (which can flow freely when you are not resisting it with your negativity).
Aligning with your joy, on a moment to moment basis, is the same as aligning with your life stream – this is what “being in the Now” really means, be aligned with your joy in the Now. Joy does not mean rip roaring exhilaration all the time, sometimes joy is just about being at peace, being relaxed, being less agitated. To move to a less resistant state of being is what following your joy is, eventually you will find yourself consistently in a place of joy because it’s your natural vibration – but initially you need to make small choices, moment by moment, to align with a less resistant state of being.
If you totally identify with the fears (and fear/lack based arguments) of your mind you will never stop chasing security on the outside. You need to make a choice to not identify with the fears of the mind and allow yourself to “trust” your life-stream, to just take a leap in the direction of your joy. It’s a tough/challenging choice to make, initially, because you would be breaking out of the habitual inclination to follow the fear-based movement of the mind. The pointer is to not jump into actions too soon but rather just allow yourself to be more relaxed and joyful within, letting go of identification with negativity as an inner work. This would allow you access to the intelligence of your life-stream which can then guide/inspire the right actions in you.
Letting go of negativity is a movement towards joy
All you really need to do is to make a choice to not “identify” with negativity of any form, at-least for a while until the intensity of negative momentum ebbs away in you. Once there is no longer a strong momentum of negativity in your being, you can focus on some contrasts or negativities on the outside without it influencing your vibration. In this state of being you can truly bring a positive solution or healing to any negative situation that you bring focus to. First it’s important to be free of negativity within, before you can even think about alleviating negativity in your surroundings (in the world).
If you are waiting for the outside to change before you can be free of your negative thoughts, it will be an eternal wait. You have to let go of the negativity within irrespective of the situation on the outside, by letting go of your belief and identification with it. Your inner state of being is what gets reflected on the outside, so stop trying to fix the outside and allow yourself to harmonize internally by letting of identification with negativity within yourself. The security that you seek comes automatically when you stop identifying with the insecurities of the mind and allow yourself to follow your joy, on a moment to moment basis (to move to a less resistant state is what moving towards joy really is).
Security is evident when you are surrounded by positive realities. The only way to truly attract positive realities is to allow your life-stream to manifest them for you. The only way to allow your life-stream to move without resistance is to keep following your joy on a moment to moment basis. It’s totally scientific. Initially, following your joy is just about letting go of identification with the negative thoughts of the mind – this is the first step. Joyful/effortless actions (or what I call “right” actions) follow automatically, fueled by the energy/pull of your life-stream, when you’ve gained enough freedom from the negativity of the mind. If you try to cling to some pseudo-security by aligning with doing things that you don’t really like, or by trying to be around situations that bring suffering to you, it just delays the manifestation of truly positive realities that are bound to give you a feeling of true security. When you let go of the fear of security, and follow your joy, security manifests itself automatically.