ME: “The Boogey man is in the closet, I know it.” MOM: “No.” ME: “Well maybe he’s under the bed.” MOM: “No.” Well I’ll just stay under the covers just in case. This is the conversation I had with my mom when I was about 5 years old trying to be safe and sound. My mom helped me feel safe. She reassured me that the Boogey man was not going to get me. Even in Monster’s Inc, Boo felt safe with her monsters.
Feeling safe helps us venture out in the world. It helps us take risks when risks are hard. That safety blanket lets us be safe when we risk it all and show ourselves. It’s about vulnerability and what we need to do to continue to feel safe, even when we’re vulnerable and out there beyond our comfort zone.
In Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly, she talks about vulnerability: “Yes, we are totally exposed when we are vulnerable. Yes we are in the torture chamber that we call uncertainty. And, yes, we’re taking a huge emotional risk when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. But there’s no equation where taking risks, braving uncertainty, and opening ourselves up to emotional exposure equals weakness.” In other words, we always have that safety blanket even when we’re totally exposed. Even when everything is falling apart, our safety blanket is there to call upon and use to help us feel safe.
What makes you feel safe? How do you create a safety blanket in life?
Feeling safe is critical in creating a beautiful, empowered life. Creating strategies like breathing, singing, reaching out to friend to talk, hugs, writing in a journal…these are all ways that you can create your own sense of safety as you take risks and expand yourself and your life.
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