Top 4 Beliefs for a Foundation in Trust
(Part 3 of 7 in the Learning How to Trust Series)
We began this month’s series on Learning How to Trust, with: Part 1: “The First Step in Trusting. Can It Really Be That Simple?” and Part 2: “Why Don’t People Trust?” Today we dive into the third component: The Foundation of Trust.
Circling back around to Part 1, we discussed making a shift from What If thinking, to becoming aware of What Is. Hopefully, you’ve been practicing becoming aware of What Is. For some, perhaps this has been easy. For others, it may have presented more of a challenge.
For those of us who struggle with the What Is piece, there is a key ingredient necessary to help What Is become more real, more tangible, so you are able to actually practice using it.
And that piece is having a foundation or belief system that supports trusting.
Notice that I didn’t call it a think system. The list that follows isn’t made up of things I think, it’s made up of things I believe — there’s a huge difference.
So, What Is a Trust Belief System Based On?
It’s based on believing that:
- There is a higher power who is with us at all times. We are never alone. Not in our joys, not in our sorrows. Never.
- There are no accidents. Everything happens for a reason.
- We don’t have to understand that reason. (the how or why of it)
- Not only does everything happen for a reason, but everything that happens is supposed to happen. Everything.
To reference a true life example that many TLT readers are familiar with, is my previous diagnosis of breast cancer.
After receiving the diagnosis, these four things, this belief system that already existed at my core, were what kept me grounded. Without a foundation based on trust, I believe I could’ve easily spun out of control.
What would that have looked like? Any number of things! I could’ve become angry. Depressed. My insomnia could’ve come back. I very easily could have been riddled with fear and worry.
Anger, depression, fear, worry — how would those have served me? NOT WELL. And how would they have affected my family? Especially my two young boys? One who faces so many of his own medical challenges…the other who still believes the sun rises and sets with me.
No, thank you to any of the anger, depression, fear, or worry. I chose to trust. And today, when faced with Life, with any and all of Life’s circumstances, I continue to choose to trust.
I’m not saying it’s always easy. But it’s a practice I’ve agreed to. A daily practice that leads to what I ultimately seek: Peace.
And how do I practice? What do I practice on, you ask?
Stay tuned for Part 4 in Learning How to Trust. That’s what we’ll tackle next.
I’m curious, how is this series on trust resonating with you? Is it stuff you already know? I’m interested in hearing your take. And specific to today’s post, are there other elements to your Trust Foundation that you practice regularly? I’d love to know.
Do you know of someone who might benefit from our Learning How to Trust series? It’s not too late to share. You never know, this might be just the thing they’ve been searching for!
In love and trust,