Why Trust Life Today? Where did it come from? When did it first pop in my head?
Before Trust Life popped in my head, it lived in my heart… I just didn’t know it as such. Here’s how it happened: in the Fall of 2010 I was talking with a close friend on the phone. To be honest, I don’t remember the exact topic we were discussing, but with this particular friend, we tend to have deep, meaningful conversations, so it didn’t surprise me the conversation turned to trust. She said, “…it’s because you trust me.” Now, to provide a bit of context here, she wasn’t asking if I trusted her, she said it as a statement, as a matter of fact, based on our relationship and the near lifetime of friendship we’ve shared. To my surprise, I did not out and out agree with her. Instead, I took it a step further and responded with, “No, it’s because I TRUST LIFE.” Now, this wasn’t meant to diminish what she had said, or to imply that I didn’t trust her. I, in fact, do trust her. However, the more appropriate response was to take her statement and blow it up to what it really was:
Trusting life is bigger, deeper, broader and it is rooted inside me. Trusting life is not something that I place outward on someone else, or because of someone else.
You Cannot Be Convinced to Trust Life….
It wasn’t until it came out of my mouth, that it hit me… Trust Life had been living in my heart for as long as I could remember, for as long as I had known. See, Trust Life is a knowing, it’s not something you discover or something someone talks you into believing. It’s a knowing. And once you know it, it becomes a way to live.
Trust Life and all that it means, resonated so deeply with me, I immediately started writing about it. In the writing, I began to jot down instances in my life when I had worried and worried about a situation, only to have it work out fine – – as soon as I let go, and trusted. What? — all of that fear and worry had been a waste of time? Yes. That’s correct.
….But You Can Learn How to Trust Life
Now, I realize the concept of Trust Life has been around forever. It exists across cultures, across different religious traditions, basically in every nook and cranny. I didn’t start this blog to declare I invented the concept — that would be preposterous – – we can all agree on that! Rather, what I’m doing is serving as a conduit for the message of letting go and trusting life, guiding those who are interested in learning how to trust, learning how to turn their fears and worries upside down.
I come from a long line of worriers and thinkers. My mother is the Queen of Worry. My father was the King of Thinking. I inherited both qualities in full force. However, that doesn’t mean that I have to live in the worry or live in the endless thinking that caused me bouts of insomnia for over two decades. When I Live in the Trust, I Let Go. And I know: I am taken care of.
For more information on Trust Life Today (TLT), please read: “Just What Do I Believe?” (And Other Questions Straight from You). If what you’ve read speaks to you, please sign up below to receive posts directly to your inbox on trust and love. Love, Leslie