How do we come to a peaceful place inside?
How do we find the tranquility we seek when there is so much chaos in the world?
How do we feel safe when there seems to be so much that is not safe around us?
Feeling safe may be a challenge at times, yet it is possible to achieve when we find our tribe.
The first time we meet a group of people we are all a little bit uneasy.
We're not sure where or how we fit in.
We don't know what is expected of us or what to expect of the others.
Yet as we form connections to people individually, we begin to feel more at ease.
It takes time to feel safe in a new situation.
Whether it is a new workplace, a new family, or a new social group.
As we allow ourselves to go through our own process of discovery and exploration of the group, we realize that we do find our equilibrium.
It may not happen as quickly as we would like.
It may not happen in the manner we expect.
Yet when we release ourselves from the expectations and from any timeline, it all goes much smoother.
We connect with one person first. Then another.
Soon we find that we have much more in common with the group then we first thought.
Safety, it turns out, is more about how we feel inside than what is going on around us.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant