The world is not a safe place. It is traumatising to be born. It is often traumatising to learn. But, if we take the lens off, and disidentify from our emotions and step into the higher self’s perspective of love, we can survive anything. Even if the body dies, we survive. Even if the personality dies, splits or fractures, we survive.
The only way to reach a true feeling of safety, of complete and eternal safety, is when you recognise that you live on. And you can only really realise this when you let yourself die emotionally, die and die again. Outside of this, beyond all of this, you are first and foremost love. Love is in the air. Love is in the trees. Love is matter. Love is you. You are love. You are eternal. You are immortal. And so, when you turn to love in the midst of your fear, you realise your eternal self.
The path of self actualisation is not about understanding, though understanding helps. It is not about awareness, though awareness helps. It is not about pain and suffering, though these can sometimes be our greatest teachers. It is about love. And the aforementioned experiences of understanding, awareness, pain, suffering, fear, these are all just avenues, means that we have sought to utilise, to remember that our innate quality and tone of being is… love.