Trust: an attribute that allows the feeler to move through life with fluidity and curiosity.
Trust the process. Trust the unknown. Trust YOURSELF.
Navigating our world without a sense of trust in ourselves is possible; I’ve spent years of my life doing this without notice. However, I can speak from experience when I say that it makes everything so much more difficult than it needs to be. I am still on a journey of cultivating trust in myself, and so to be completely honest, I don’t even know if I am qualified to speak on the subject! Alas, I’m doing so anyway.
These are questions that often come up for me:
How can I trust myself when I’ve failed so frequently? How do I know if my impulses are coming from deep intuition or shallow paranoia?
But, what if my abundance of failures up to this point, are a reason to trust myself?
Let’s unpack this, shall we?
Recall a time in recent past where you’ve “failed”. Ask yourself these questions:
Why did this happen? What was my personal contribution? What was I thinking and feeling at the time I made the decisions that lead to that failure?
When I notice I’m making the same mistakes over and over, it’s because I haven’t been thoughtful about why I’m making the decisions that lead there in the first place.
I’ve found when I become a witness to the experience and give myself time to inspect it objectively- this is when I learn and grow from my perceived failures. I have also realized there is no way to live fully and creatively without the occasional hiccup.
Utilizing this train of thought, I can be more certain of my own trustworthiness by these learning experiences.
There’s another component to cultivating trust: listening. Our world is a loud one, friends. Everyone is going to ask for your attention. Some might even demand it.
LOOK OVER HERE. GO THERE. DO THIS. SPEND YOUR TIME HERE. PICK ME.
Noise, noise, noise. Are you willing to turn the volume down on the outer world? Are you willing to listen to your body? Are you willing to risk offending someone else at times, by choosing to do what needs to be done for YOUR growth? Are you doing the best you can, given the resources you have today?
Become an active participant in your inner world. Know that you hold within so many answers. Know that you are deserving of your own divine trust.