Trust - firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
Really feeling this word since February.
Here’s how I unpack it.
It comes down to trust.
Do I trust myself? Do I trust you?
Some people trust immediately. For others, it takes proving yourself before we can trust.
Do I trust you and I, in this relationship together?
Anger. Resentment. Boundaries. Walls.
Oh, the games we play to gain that comfort, that certainty, that knowing that we so desire.
I've shared my most deepest darkest secret. It was not easy.
I don’t blame you. I am curious though, why did you skip over it and not address it at all?
It was difficult for me to share that with you.
Do you listen to me, like I listen to you?
I mean, do you really listen to me?
Listening is a skill. It can be learned, thankfully.
I didn’t know how to ‘listen’ until I was taught.
Listening is not thinking about the next thing you want to say while the other person is talking.
Listening is really about making eye contact, focusing, taking interest in and really hearing the words that are coming out of the other person's mouth.
I’m an empath. I listen. It’s difficult to create boundaries sometimes. I admit it.
Sometimes you are an active listener.
Sometimes you don't have the floor to speak and that's okay.
People come into our lives for a reason or a season. Which is it?
Chew on that today.
Where are you trusting? Where are you not trusting?
Trust is within you.
Are you outsourcing your trust?
Outsourcing your good is a quick fix. But then, we are wired to believe that’s the answer.
When you outsource trust to someone or something…and that someone or something leaves for a reason or the season, trust will surface again.
It will come up for you to heal. But only if you are paying attention.
It’s a beautiful word to explore.
How is trust showing up in the key areas of your life? Is it allowing you to experience your deepest desires or is it keeping you from living your best life?
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