Friday Philosophy…Trust

Who can you trust? When it comes to plotlines, never, ever, ever trust the character who says “trust me.”

If you listen to our politicians, you can’t trust anyone, especially not anyone “other.” Guess what? We are all that “other.” Trust yourself first. Then widen the circle.

Trust involves risk, or Brene Brown’s famous vulnerability if you prefer, but offers huge reward. Or, you know, the devastation known as a learning experience. 🙂

What of trust? What does it involve? How does it feel? And, can we still judge the hell out of those we trust? (That’s a trick question there, at the end.)

“He who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” ~ Lao Tzu (a word of caution is always a safe place to start)

“When mistrust comes in, love goes out.” ~ Irish proverb

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ~ J.M. Barrie

“We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.” ~ Alison Croggon (Here, I’d like to add that you must forgive yourself, do not wait for someone else to bestow forgiveness upon you.)

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir

Trust yourself, and then extend. Trust leads to love, and love, as John Lennon told us, is the answer. Always.

Blessings to you all.

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