Podcast: Finding fundamental security in an insecure world


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This week’s conversation ranges over what we can do when we’re afraid and uncomfortable, whether Fatty will jump up onto Kaspa’s lap or not, where we can find a fundamental security, and Kaspa crying in coffee shops.

It also includes the following quotes from Ezra Bayda’s book, ‘Saying Yes To Life’. Deep gratitude to Bayda for his ongoing inspiration (especially from Fiona).

“You’ll never be free from discomfort and fear – yet liberation comes from not needing to be free from them.

Ultimately we need to understand that spiritual life isn’t about being safe, secure or comfortable. It’s not that we won’t sometimes feel secure in the course of our spiritual practice; we surely will. And so too will we sometimes feel insecure. Yet there is a fundamental security that develops from many years of practice – though it is a far cry from the immediate comfort we may now crave.”

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5 thoughts on “Podcast: Finding fundamental security in an insecure world

  1. Mark

    I listened to all of that.

    The idea of fundamental security seems not dissimilar to that of true / deeply satisfying happiness (rather than a transitory, shallow happiness) that is what John Stuart Mill argued should be our goal in Utilitarianism. At an everyday level I experience something like this every day with the joy my children give me – even if they cost me a fortune, are incredibly hard work and at times drive me up the wall!

    Nice podcast.

  2. Fiona Robyn

    Thanks for listening, Mark. You sounded like you were proud of listening to the end – it wasn’t THAT long 😉
    Yes, something deeper/more true/less fleeting….that’s the kind of thing we’re talking about!

  3. Website

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

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