Why do we trust? Who do we trust? Why is it difficult to trust?
Trust is confidence earned by someone in a relation to someone else gained by honesty and integrity.
Trust is important for deeper connections that we need as individuals, as a species.
Trust lends itself to community, cooperation, collaboration and collectiveness.
Having trust is being vulnerable.
It carries the expectation that who or what we trust in has our back and is reliable to support us in the way we need.
We tend to trust most those external to ourselves. We trust our parents, our caregivers, our doctors, our teachers, our spiritual leaders, our government and regulatory agencies who claim to have our best interest at heart.
Sometimes trust is blind, sometimes trust is earned, sometimes trust is misguided, sometimes trust is broken.
The real question is…
How much do you trust yourself? How familiar are you with your inner guidance and navigating system? Do you use your inner compass to discern?
If not, then why not?
You are your greatest resource for truth and guidance.
To begin to trust ourselves requires a reconnection with self.
It necessitates deep self-compassion, an understanding and loving acceptance.
“Trust ourselves, and we will know whom to trust. Trust ourselves, and we will know what to do. When we feel we absolutely cannot trust ourselves, trust that God will guide us into truth.” Anonymous
“At the center of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and what you want” LaoTzu
“When you learn to trust yourself, you are actually trusting in the very wisdom that created you” Wayne Dyer
“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch but in its own wings.” Anonymous