Some of you may know that I created and conduct The Ah-Man Freedom Workshops, all-day sessions that address the three principals of Trust, Forgiveness and Acceptance. This month, I’ll be focusing on each of those principals. First up…Trust.
Let’s face it; we have all experienced losing trust. When someone we love or respect or just know, breaks the trust we had for them, it taints the relationship and, on a deeper level, it taints us. As life goes on, incidents of broken trust have a negative influence on our thoughts and decisions and creates a life of shadows for us.
Our view of life becomes more distorted after each incident. The mistrust that becomes part of our lives is so deceptive that we really don’t realize it’s there until it has consumed us. And then we wonder how we ever got to this place; this merry-go-round of life and feelings.
Someone once said “Trust is like a vase….once it’s broken, though you can fix it, the vase will never be the same.”
I can see why many would agree with this, but let me tell you that it does not have to be your truth. Because I have gone through the fire and can see life differently, the mistrust that I once had doesn’t consume me as it did in the past. The Ah-Man process I used will also help you escape the mire of mistrust.
Here are a couple of my favorite quotes on Trust:
“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle; I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” –Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone-but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” –Walter Anderson
This is a simple, but good, one:
“Trust yourself; you know more than you think” –Benjamin Spock
Finally, this last one might take you longer to reach, but if you attend the workshops, you will get there faster.
“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart” –Author Unknown
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