"Whenever you believe you possess security,
identify the sources of your confidence. They might consist of a
comfortable family life, or perhaps in the fact that all is presently
going well in general. If any source
changes or be lost, no security exists in them, for there will be
worrying sense of a possible upset in your routines. The only true source of security is in your own oneness with yourself and with The Almighty."
nervous, anxiety-ridden disciple once approached a Zen master.
'Master', he cried, 'I'm so riddled with anxiety. I feel trapped. Make
me free!' The master looked deep into the fear-ridden eyes of the
questioner and shouted: 'Who put you in chains?' In that moment, the
disciple awakened. --Zen Buddhist parable-- ***********