1) the quality or state of something that is not easily changed or not likely to change
2) the quality or state of something that is not easily moved
3) the quality or state of someone who is mentally or emotionally healthy.
Of course there's something within most of us that desires to have relationships, communities, and careers, that are emotionally healthy, that are not easily moved, and that don't change easily. Those are good desires. But within those wants is a built in lie that stability somehow creates security. In other words, what looks stable today, will remain that way a few years from now. But that simply isn't true.
In the pursuit of an agenda that appears "safe" we sacrifice the outcomes of taking healthy risks in our lives. We deny ourselves the opportunity to move past our comfort zones to charter new territory. In fact, the longing for stability could be to our own undoing. Because we assume that this is the better route, the more secure route, the safer route. But perhaps, in the quest to be safe and secure, we end up sabotaging the delightful possibilities of an unknown realm - the road less traveled.