If it turns out that the truth of life is that we all cover over our vulnerability and insecurity to the point that we have lost touch with it than how would we proceed to live from that place of awareness? We have incredible difficulty being with our vulnerability and why shouldnt we be this way. We have been raised and conditioned to avoid it and to pursue some illusion of security. So we don’t really know how to be with our own sense of uncertainty or insecurity, only to look for ways to avoid or escape from it and to escape or avoid those who bring us too close to it.
How can we truly be compassionate if we can’t except this in ourselves or from this limitation to others. If we are denying this reality of ourselves that is at the centre of what it means to be human it is no wonder that we have gone astray and that we can’t find our way back. We just go on looking in the wrong direction. for ways to bring us more security however short-lived it may be and however much it veils us from truth.