I wrote this on an email discussion list, and it seems worth posting here.
What salvation means to me on a personal level.
It means not being alone.
It means having a solid trust in myself and in the world around me. Now, by a solid trust I don't mean an absolute trust. It means a trust with a firm foundation and that's not going to be shaken. And part of having that solid trust is knowing the limits of trust -- knowing when not to trust.
Salvation means being able to love and being able to experience the love of others.
Salvation means believing in my own goodness.
Salvation means healing.
So, what is it I am saved from? Pain. Brokenness. Aloneness.