Iyanla VanSant defines this perfectly when she wrote the following in her book: Until Today! She states: "Trust is based on your ability to stand your ground and rely on your own abilities, knowing that no matter what happens, you will be better off than you were at the beginning. Anything less than this is not trust." Just think about that for a moment. That is a perfect definition of trust. So what about that saying; "trust is not a given, trust is earned." Some would declare that statement as the holy grail saying for trust. It is very accurate, no doubt. When we meet a person we tend not to trust them for fear of being lied to, let down or hurt by them. We automatically grab hold of that holy grail saying in order to shield ourselves. Our apprehension to trust is rooted on feelings of insecurity and ego. While our ability to trust is founded in feelings of safety and acceptance. So when those lines are crossed we are left with emotional wounds that scar over to create a tuff emotional shield which we rely on to protect us over and over again. What happens when we rely on this shield is it tends to also create a distrust within ourselves. The soul essence that we call trust resides within us. We decide to trust and what we have decided to believe is reflected.
|Rhino represents fear, uncertainty, untrust.|
Child represents all of us. Children of the
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