Where is that Place of True Security?

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“When we can be secure in our inner source for true happiness, we don’t expose ourselves to the devastation that comes when outside hopes for happiness and security are dashed. We have our shelter, our place of security, inside. And we needn’t be afraid that this is an escapist shelter. When the basis of our well-being is firm within, we can act with true courage and compassion for others, for we’re coming from a solid position of calmness and strength.”

~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu, “What We’ve Been Practicing For”
From Tricycle.com. Read related article through Feb. 29, 2013