21.04.2016 – Day 112
A Question of Trust
On the surface, I see this quote and respond. With an, “Duh! Of course.” If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? And, how can you trust others?
Then I think about it a little more, delve a little deeper and while trusting yourself now, will undoubtedly lead you to accomplish things that your future self will definitely thank you for. It can prevent you from operating from a place of fear and from being held back as a result. Trusting yourself will enable you to take chances, you might otherwise not because you trust yourself to succeed or, at the very least, deal with your failure. It can allow you to follow your own path rather than one prescribed for you.
But, (you knew it was coming).
But, what if you can’t. But, what if you can’t fully trust yourself? What if you can only trust yourself in some, but not all situations? What if you can only trust yourself some of the time? What if sometimes fear outweighs the trust? What happens when you can’t trust yourself to do the right, just, best, responsible thing all the time?
What if you can’t trust that you can wholly trust yourself?
What happens then? Do you trust what you can? Work on the rest? And aim to trust yourself a little more each day?
I like to think of myself as a trustworthy person in my dealings with others and with myself. But I also know I’m not perfect, that I am human, and in saying that I think it means that I can’t trust myself 100% of the time.
So, is it okay to only trust yourself sometimes? Or is trust and all or nothing thing?
I trust you have some thoughts on this. I’d love to hear them!