TRUST /trəst/ A firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
Trust has always been a hard one for me. I trust myself, my decisions, my instinct. What I don’t trust easily is other people, their theories, their actions or words.
When I was 12 years old, my father signed me up for a coming of age program. On the first day we did a bunch of “trust” games. The last one involved us falling backwards and being caught by the rest of the group. Uhhhhh, I don’t think so. It took me 20 minutes to finally do it.
I had never thought about trust and never reflected on my relationship to other people. Everyone had fallen backwards without a second thought, but not me. I had to talk myself into it.
I spent the next 10 years learning how to let my guard down and trust people….who am I kidding? I’m still working on it. I’ve also learned to be patient with myself and soften in the process.
What is your relationship to TRUST?
Where does it come easily?
Where do you have to work on it?
This talk by Brene Brown (I love her!) gave me a better perspective on my relationship with trust https://brenebrown.com/videos/anatomy-trust-video/
Here is a free yoga nidra meditation I recorded – its a great relaxation practice
Until next time friends