A boat doesn’t stay where you put it. Currents above and below the surface, tides and waves all seek to carry the boat away. You could try and manage the water, stopping it from moving. A more practical option would be, despite the turbulence, ground the boat to something sturdy with an anchor.
We all have anchors keeping us rooted in what’s important to us. These are helpful for making choices and decisions about what to do. For some of us, the most important thing is security – emotional or financial. For others, it may be freedom, independence or feeling a sense of competence or expertise.
Feeling secure is key to our ability to remain steady and adaptable. A lack of adaptability often stems from clinging onto something that we believe gives us security; for example, our job title, professional status and certain relationships. But we can often choose the wrong thing to feel secure in.
If we have chosen to trust in the right things for our security, the more secure we can feel in troubling times and the less we need to rely on the unstable aspects of our lives.
Q. What do you and will you trust in for your sense of security? Note down your response in the front of your journal, or stick it to your laptop for a reminder in turbulent times. Perhaps share your answer with others as encouragement below.