So You've Decided to Trust Yourself...

Friday, September 2, 2011 1:06 PM

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"Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your heart." ~Author Unknown

Do you ever pause when you're looking in the mirror and try to get a glimpse of your inner self? 

That might sound a bit hokey but indulge me and consider what I have to say.  I can't imagine that I'm the only one who has these moments.  I see myself in the mirror and I realize that I don't see myself the way that others see me.  I'm able to see much more in me than meets the eye. 

When I am able to see past my ego and all of its doubts, insecurities and fears; there is a quiet awareness, a calm and unbiased spectator who is simply observing all of my shenanigans from a safe and sheltered place inside of me.

For as long as I can remember, I've struggled with trusting myself.  I doubted the presence of that patient, Inner Guide.  Bad decisions and their related consequences have falsely validated this struggle. Furthermore, I never connected my trust in God to my trust in myself.  I felt that my instincts were always leading me astray. 

Do you trust yourself?  I mean, really?  Do you discredit yourself simply because you've made some mistakes in your life?

We all make mistakes and somewhere along the way, we pick up on the fact that they happen for a reason and that we needn't worry about them.  But since we are human, we do worry.  We worry about pain and discomfort and embarrassment.  We stay in our little boxes and our little comfort zones because we have a sense of security there.  We trust ourselves there.

If you're like me, you're feeling the need to trust yourself outside of your box.  As you become more aware of yourself, you're sensing that you are not alone - never have been. There's a lot of unknowns, of course.  And we can't say that we'll always understand when things don't go our way, but as the quote says above - we don't need to know all the details before we open our hearts.  We don't need to SEE the divine guidance that is inside of us to know it's there. 

So, if you've decided to trust yourself, to open yourself up and live your truth, then get ready to welcome everything that comes with that as if you'd chosen it.  Because you have.  And really, why would you want it any other way?  

Have a wonderful weekend  :)