Secure bases are environments that protect, nurture -- and most importantly -- provide motivation. They allow us to take intelligent risks and challenge ourselves. During childhood, parents are responsible for establishing a secure base at home, and teachers are expected to do the same in the classroom. It shouldn't end here, though.
The point of mindfulness is not peace, nor is it bliss or transcendence. Rather, it shows you where your heart is hard. It unlocks all the tears you have been holding back and in so doing breaks your heart to the preciousness of your life, the uniqueness of your genius, the unending grief of your losses, and your immeasurable capacity to love.