Security serves as a sort of "base camp" from which people venture into the world. A stable, secure base camp is our anchor, a port when the storm arises. With a secure base of operations, we can seek excitement, free to "fall back" to our haven should the need arise. Mountain expeditions make good use of base camps because they encourage further exploration.

Lack of a secure base camp, on the other hand, leaves us aimless and insecure. Just trying to find stability and reassurance occupies so much of our time that we have no more energy for adventure. This situation increases stress and diminishes both confidence in ourselves, and our passion for living. Secure relationships are the foundation for everything we do in life, romantic, social or professional. Without stable, secure interpersonal interaction much of what we are is lost even to us.

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