We look for the things we fear, are uncertain of or doubt; in our relationships, job, children, partner. Sometimes if you look hard enough, you will find those exact things in places what they do not actually exist. Other times they may exist in places you never expected to find them. The ONLY counter measure to fear, uncertainty & doubt is love, faith & trust.
If we place our trust in others only when we think THEY have earned, created, or are worthy of it, we will most often be left disappointed & damaged because no man can be all things or totally answerable to another. The moment I base my trust on an others actions, words, choices, I have relinquished control of the outcome & my state of being to the other person. When I make a personal choice to trust despite of or outside of these things, I own the outcome, not them.
If that trust is betrayed, it is not something done TO me, making me a victim, but something I chose, on my terms. In choosing & owning the act of trust, we make it our own, we drop our fears & our dependency on others for our well being. We free ourselves from their actions & choices, which allows us to clearly see, face & deal with our own.
Trust is a choice. Either granted or earned, to trust another is to actively CHOOSE trust & faith over doubt & fear. Ultimately, making that choice to trust transforms you. It is the ACT of trust itself that matters, changes your life, NOT whether or not it was well placed. It is not the betrayals of others that define us, but whether or not WE are willing, brave & strong enough to RISK being betrayed, to RISK trusting.
Often the things we fear, hide & run from most, for much of our lives, are the very things that will save us. Sometimes you just have to choose to let the boogey man out of the closet, with trust & faith that rather than destroying you, it is the one thing that will actually save you. How beautifully ironic & twisted is that?
It is in the active choice of trust, love & faith that we find our own truth, self, nature & even at times our redemption & salvation.
How Brave Will You Be, Today?