Trust is an emotion that many of us have struggled with at some time in our lives. We have all heard someone or even ourselves say, “I can NEVER trust again.”
In love and life, we are given many opportunities to show us our strengths and where we can open more. Trusting is a matter of trusting the self, so often we give ourselves over to people, places, and situations and when it fails to live up to our expectations, we close ourselves off, making it hard to trust again.
Those vulnerable times are perfect opportunities to get to know ourselves more; if we build walls and ways to protect ourselves, so it won’t happen again; cheats us out of life, love and unexpected, eye-opening experiences. We miss out on so much and drive ourselves crazy with fears and projections.
Living in fear and not trusting makes us suspicious and doesn’t allow for our hearts to open because we feel or project an outcome that is based on fear from a past memory or experience.
Each experience needs to be treated as such; A new experience, a fresh start.
Life will hurt us repeatedly that is the weather of life always changing and challenging us. If we can grasp that idea that life is like unexpected weather we can stand in our truth, go within and find that internal space in our hearts that says, “I know what to do.”
Allow your intuitive self to guide you to safety, that is Bodhicitta, our ability to share compassion, kindness; this is the link that connects us all, to trust that life unfolds for our highest evolution.
The daily practice is to not focusing on what external sources say you are or who you are, but ‘knowing’ who and what you are within. That is the sacred sweet spot, the real freedom.
Trust yourself more! When somebody says to me, “how will I ever trust him or her,” I say, “trust yourself,” then you will have your answer. Dolby Dharma
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ~Ernest Hemingway