Tell Me Again…Why Should I Trust?
(Part 7 of 7 in the Learning How to Trust Series)
Here we are, TLT Readers — the seventh and last part in our series, Learning How to Trust. A lot of material has been covered. Hopefully, the nuggets provided here have been 1) golden and 2) small enough that you’ve been able to digest them and put them into practice all along the way.
In the previous post, “The Top 5 Reasons to Let Go of Control,” I added a word collage of the elements that have made an important appearance throughout this series. In no particular order, they are:
Awareness of What Is Trust Letting Go No Fear
Never Being Alone A Power Higher Than You Practice on Your Stuff
No Worries Everything Happens For a Reason
Praying With No Attachment to the Outcome Surrendering
Foundation/Belief System Trust Begins Inside of You
Each of the six posts that have led up to today have either touched briefly or extensively on each.
Today, however, the focus is blown up and expanded to the bigger, overarching question of Why Should I Trust?
As I’ve said before, I can answer this is one sentence:
Because it brings me peace.
I believe we, as human beings, seek peace more than any other thing in the world. More than love. More than happiness. It’s Peace.
I believe our end goal in learning how to trust is peace.
There’s another key element at play here, something I call the throughout goal. This is a constant frame of mind that trust brings as you’re working through a circumstance, moving through to the end goal of peace. And this throughout goal is: Keeping fear at bay.
By trusting everything happens for a reason, you keep fear at bay.
By trusting you don’t have to understand why something has happened or how it will be resolved, you keep fear at bay.
By trusting there is a higher power, one who sees far more than you do, and that this higher power dwells within you, you keep fear at bay.
By trusting in this foundation you’ve established, you keep fear at bay.
Because I will tell you, once fear sets in, once fear’s claws take hold, it’s damn hard to loosen the grip.
This is why I believe the throughout goal of trusting is to keep fear at bay, not allowing it to take root and grow, infesting your life with anything but peace. Master the throughout goal, and the end goal of peace is yours, yours, yours.
I believe trust is the natural antidote to fear. I also believe trust unlocks the door to peace. They work together brilliantly.
And remember where trust begins — Trust begins inside of you.
I encourage you to look inward. Look inside yourself and believe that the amount you trust depends on how strong you are in knowing: I’VE GOT THIS! I can handle this…whatever this may be.
As you feel the peace enter your being, tell yourself, “I am taken care of. I am never alone. There is a bigger plan that I am unaware of. I trust.”
[The above pictures inspired the following article, “Today I Feel Peace Like That.” If you’re new to TLT and unfamiliar with this post, I encourage you to click here for an extra dose of peace; a true story of the morning I went into the hospital.]
Now that you have completed this series, it’s time to practice. Remember, trust is a daily practice, not something we master, check-the-box, and declare we are done. No, it is a daily practice like anything worthwhile.
I hope you have seen and felt the life-changing elements within Learning How to Trust: pieces like What If versus What Is, a trust foundation, letting go of control, and so much more. Think about your family, friends, co-workers. Can you think of someone who would benefit from even one of these messages? If so, please share the love.
In love and trust,