Vulnerable and trusting
July 10, 2013
- Updated October 09, 2013
Trust is a funny thing. We earn it, lose it, and take it for granted. Trust requires us to be vulnerable.
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
Sometimes the hardest person to trust is our own self. Opening up and being vulnerable means pain, risk, and fear. Being closed off means loneliness and isolation. If you find that you lack trust in yourself, try this simple exercise found on Psychology Today.
- Sit or lie down so that you are comfortable and in a safe place.
- Now, how can you make it even more comfortable? Get a blanket, a pillow... whatever will make you feel relaxed and content.
- Once you are settled, ask yourself: "How do I know this is comfortable?" This might appear to be a silly question, and perhaps even Read more here...
I think I'll work on trusting myself more and live in the present moment. Building trust in me allows me to trust others.
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