“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
The true self is much more than words can express. I’ll continue attempting to express it anyway. 🙂
We are meant to evolve to completely trust ourselves. Our true self. The One that is connected to All. When we trust our truest self, rather than our ego, we can be sure of how we will handle any situation and circumstance that may arise. This kind of trust in ourselves isn’t about trusting our little personality that shows up in the world or our bodies and programmed logical perspective on things, it is about much much more. Self-trust is about knowing who and what we truly are in our deepest essence. It is Being. A deep self-trust can take hold and we can shift how we live in the world. There are many parts to this, of course, but, we can do it. We can know and live in our being so much that we can be sure and steady in knowing we are rooted in something deeper than the sway of daily events. This trust in something deeper is an important step in our evolution. Once we can trust completely in our higher self we open the door to all that we are meant to experience.
Self-trust is the only trust their really is. Placing your trust in and on others is a precarious endeavor. It adds expectations and burdens to them. People are out there doing the best they can and that is all we can truly expect. We are all evolving along our own path and pace and it is all fine. We don’t need to go around expecting people to pick up the pace or wait for us. We can accept and love people just as they are. We don’t need to trust them. We only need to love them. We can support the growth in each other and be authentic in our interactions with them. This may include helping others see themselves as they truly are or it may be a complete and utter acceptance of where they are at. We will know what authentic interaction is called for in each moment. This comes with the self-trust we can cultivate and share with the world. This self-trust blesses everything we do and everyone we meet. It is not a selfish endeavor, it brings peace, love and consciousness to All.
When we no longer feel the need to surround ourselves with people we can “trust” we allow people to simply be who they are and we know deeply that we can handle whatever that may look like. When we no longer need to have people behave in a certain way that works for us or makes us feel safe, then we can experience more of what life has to offer us and we can give back to life what we are meant to bring to the world. When we no longer need to control and manipulate situations and circumstances to fit our desires we can just be in the world in whatever way we are meant to. We open up to life and we open up to more of everything. We no longer need to limit life to the parts we have labeled as trustworthy or desirable. We are open-hearted beings. We have faith in All.
Years ago I was seeking a path to this shift — perhaps even a shortcut. Over time, moment by moment, I can feel that in my case it is a slow and gradual shift in being that gradually envelops our choices and state of mind so that it feels like a warm embrace from a peace that has been there all along just waiting to welcome us home. Love is home. Trusting our higher selves and radiating a light that helps others do the same is the divine glow that lights the path home.
Wishing us all the courage to forgive ourselves when we forget what we are. Wishing us all the courage to forgive others for everything as we realize there is nothing to forgive. It is All well. Sending you love and joy!