Does Thought Provide Security

When I am feeling insecure I look to my thoughts to find relief ; perhaps to thoughts of something that I do well or that I have.
This seems to give me a boost in sense of security, psychologically? Thought has its place; but when thought assumes that it can bring about psychological security then I question the practical use and reality of that process. It seems that we can turn to thoughts regardless of how much they represent a realistic notion or not for this security. So hiw real is our sense if security.
I appreciate Krishnamurti's reflections on thought and security. "Thought wanting ultimate security has created many delusions, religion being one of them. Humanity seems to cling to many of these ideas and romantic illusions. When the mind, psychologically, seeks security in the dogma of the Church, or some other dogmatic assertion, or whatever it is, it is seeking security in the structure and/or function of thought. Thought is the response of experience and knowledge, stored up in the brain as memory; that response is therefore always moving from the past. Now, is there security in the past."

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through the self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

2 thoughts on “Does Thought Provide Security”

  1. To the extend that insecurity is the result of insufficiencies in the structure of thought by which we try to manage our life in the world, thought has the potential to correct errors and thus make the structure more secure, but to the extent that we are using thought as a protective barrier against scary emotions or the ego-less state of direct experience, then security comes not from thought, but from allowing ourselves to feel the emotions or have the direct experience.

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    1. Yes I even question the notion that we can achieve a place of security as we might imagine it to be. Allowing ourselves to feel the emotions Is essential might mean to feel the insecurity fully instead of blindly reacting to it and learning to live with it in a different way. Ultimately might ask where does this insecurity originate from. Is it something substantial or have I created it with my thoughts. What is it. Can it be fixed or eliminated? Is it an inseparable part of being


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