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Trust (inspiration)

“Trust, but verify.” ~ Ronald Reagan

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” ~ Frank Crane

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Trust (BW)

Last week seemed extra long and was definitely hard for me. A beloved parent received shockingly sudden serious news from the doctor. I’m pretty far down the road of senior parent care, so in the midst of all the business and chaos (but even to my own surprise), this time I found that I had earned the luxury of being philosophical. And I thought a lot about “Trust” (my thoughts about its partner “Surrender).

My general formula for Trust is that we all start out with 100% open trust in our psycho-emotional bank, then are debited the percentage of whatever happened to us in life by, say, age 5. If that sum is 50% or higher, we have a corresponding tendency to trust people and situations in life. If it’s 49% or below, we will commensurately see the world as a booby-trapped place fraught with ways to be hurt or worse, disappointed. Leave room for gradations of gray on both sides. Then from a strictly legal definition, a “Trust” means: A relationship created at the direction of an individual, in which one or more persons hold the individual’s property subject to certain duties to use and protect it for the benefit of others. And there you have it. It obviously behooves us to have the most Trust possible. To have Trust in life, is for one’s own benefit, and the benefit of those in her/his life.

This city girl grew up with the benefit of a high Trust quotient. I strive to share that wealth with anyone around me who will listen. I believe the killer of Trust is not hurt, but the kind of disappointment that turns into cynicism. I’m choosing to trust that, after the things that we can and are doing something about, the rest is exactly as it was always meant to be. I trust my Mother Knows Best for herself and that this path is strewn with petals of lessons up and down, which can be trampled angrily on or admired for their fragrance and color. I trust that (especially in being so alike) she will always be my greatest teacher no matter where either of us is on our journeys.

What’s your trust quotient? Even if it’s high, how do you raise it daily? I trust, if you’re a reader of this blog, you likely do.  — BadWitch

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Trust (GW)

There is much I could write about trust—the importance of it, the way to find it, the way to engender it. But these would all go down different paths that would not say the basic truth—without trust (of self, of others, of the Universe’s support) there is nothing. You will trip and fall because you have not set your mind to believe what you would actually have be the truth.

You can because you are capable. Trust yourself to do what you need to do or find the answers. Do not let disappointment from past betrayals keep you from experiencing the love and support available to you in the present and future. Trust that the Universe has sent you those who you can rely on. Trust that you are smart enough to find them. And trust. It is the most important aspect of love.

Be worthy of trust. Take commitments seriously. Take yourself seriously. Then live like you mean it. And, yes, trust and believe—with those components you are more than half way to success. — GoodWitch

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Trust (inspiration)

“Trust your own instinct.  Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”  — Billy Wilder

“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy” — Walter Anderson

“Trust your hunches.  They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”  — Joyce Brothers

“It is a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away.  Puzzling.”  —Robert M. Pirsig

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Trust (GW)

It is almost impossible to trust any human completely unless you have learned to trust yourself. And self-trust is an uphill struggle on a greased slip and slide for many of us. Trust in one’s own judgment. Trust in our own abilities and trust in our own vision. Tricky.

Map your life. Where have you been? What were he critical junctures? Remind yourself of the critical decisions you got right. The ability you have shown. The determination to survive you’ve demonstrated. The people you have loved who love you. Apparently, you did some things right. Yes, there may have been mistakes, but that is what makes you human. Divinely human. “Don’t be upset, it’s just a milkshake.”

Trust is built on history—a history of recognized decision-making, adapting, living and loving to the best of your ability. Making decisions for your best interest and the best interest of those you love. Map your history and learn to trust. Namaste — GoodWitch

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Trust (BW)

What is trust? Why trust? And why is it so hard for some people to do it? Trust, like all other deep ways of being in life, is informed and imprinted early on. A gallon of nurture beaten into an ounce of nature. Add salt to taste. Let stand 9-12 years. Serve frozen or warm. It’s hard to be trusting if you were abused or abandoned (in their many forms) as a child — but not impossible. It just takes realization, information, and consistent will to make this change for the better. But you have to want to learn to trust. I’ve often been stumped by some people’s seeming inability to adjust (at their own pace) their thinking and attitude when it is revealed later that their trust was warranted, after all. And it is this latter bit that I see as people keeping themselves down (in relationships of all kinds, by life circumstances attracted) because a relentless inability (or distrust) to learn to be more open and trusting when warranted evolves into a cynicism (worse than just jaded) that is hardened to expect less of life and for one’s self.

Learning to appropriately trust when it’s earned leads to better relationships and a more expansive life. Trust is possibilities. Possibilities are freedom. Freedom is a responsibility that must be consistently tended.

Is trusting easy or difficult for you to do? What life situations do you find yourself less trusting than others? What small steps (or tips) can you take towards becoming more open more often? — BadWitch

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