Trust – A Fundamental of Life
When I think of trust the first thing that comes to mind is Trust in God.
As a child growing up I feared God because I did not know or understand who, or what, God is. I was shuttled off to Sunday school every week with my bible in hand however I did not truly get to know God or understand God until I was in my 30’s.
I also did not understand Trust. I did not trust my parents to protect me because they didn't. That’s right – I said my parents did not protect me. If our Trust is shaped by our environment, and I believe that is mostly true, then it is understandable that I grew up trusting no one – not even myself.
One of the most basic and fundamental aspects of Trust in life is that children have a right to to be loved and protected by their parents. When parents abuse their children it leaves wounds that can, and often do, heal over time. However the scars remain for life.
Abuse can build strength and character. The scars of abuse can create a springboard for who we decide we want to be in life. We can choose to repeat the pattern or we can choose to break the mold. Thankfully, I chose Love. I chose to be something different than the environment if grew up in.
I've learned the Truth about life and in so doing, learned to trust myself as an extension of God. I've learned to Trust life and trust that God has a plan. This does not mean that I necessarily understand or agree with all the things that cause me pain and sadness. What this means is that I have learned to accept … it is what it is.
It’s only in my acceptance of what is that I can make a difference in the world.
Trust – a Fundamental of My Life - Trust starts with me and ends with me.
- I trust my needs will be met
- I trust that if I ask – it will be given.
- I trust that my faith in life and belief in God will carry me through challenges and adversity.
- I trust myself and my inner-knowing – that inner guidance that tells me when something is aligned with Truth and when it is not.
Do I trust others? Yes. I trust they will do the right thing. I trust they are honest and fair. I trust they are doing the best they can.
Does others doing their best fall short for me? Yes. What helps me accept disappointment in others is deferring to the highest place of knowing they are doing the best they can.
Do I accept this with a loving, trusting and understanding heart? I do as best as I can. I strive to be better each day and be a beacon of light for others to see that they can Trust when they believe. It starts with them and ends with them too! We have a choice.
I know how much Trust my clients put in me. I do not take their trust lightly or for granted. Trust flows in both directions when dealing with people in all relationships. When people prove to me that I cannot trust them … the relationship dies with my Trust. For me, without Trust, I have nothing at all. Life is simply too sweet and precious a gift to spend waste time with people who cannot be trusted.
Forgiveness is what allows me to carry on and continue to Trust myself and others despite how others may disappoint me.
Trust = Love. I choose Love as a fundamental of my life.
What is your Truth Regarding Trust?
This post is a submission to the ActiveRain / Adobe EchoSign Trust Contest.