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“Safety” relates to conditions in the external world, or in our mental world of thoughts and emotions. However, the wish for safety has its roots in our deepest nature. The particular intrinsic quality to which it refers is fearlessness. We can identify this in ourselves by looking at how it feels either to be anxious, or to be confident: the option which feels peaceful is confidence. Confidence, lack of fear and anxiety, is part and parcel of our ultimate wish for peace, harmony, freedom, connection, love, understanding, and so on.
What is the end of that spectrum of increased confidence? Complete fearlessness, absence of vulnerability and self-concern, and this would come from certainty of our intrinsic nature as Indestructible Awareness. The more we can transfer our allegiance from identifying with the idea of being a separate self, to realising the underlying truth of our existence as pure Awareness, the safer we will feel. The need to find or create safety in the appearances of the external world will be exchanged for the freedom of having nothing to defend, of knowing we are nothing which could be in the least vulnerable.