Trust is yours to give and take back as you please.
Trusting someone doesn’t mean they won’t make mistakes or hurt you.
Not trusting doesn’t keep you safe from hurt either.
Trust is an act of courage, vulnerability and kindness – not least towards yourself.
It may seem scary but if you trust someone, trust that they won’t be flawless, trust they’ll make mistakes and trust that you can find it within yourself to move on, with or without them alongside you.
But when you take and give trust, do you ensure you can be trusted too? Can the other person trust you to be honest about your needs, your thoughts and feelings? Trust that you will treat them with respect if they don’t act as you want them to?
Trusting others does not protect you from hurt. But what are the consequences of not? A life of suspicion, of hiding or holding back, of distrust in the world around you and the people in it?
If you let people in, you risk being hurt. And if you don’t, you risk living alone, at the very least in your heart.
The choice is yours.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though - it's your life, your choice!
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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