I remember watching Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ when I was younger and vividly recall the scene where Aladdin is floating on his magic carpet outside Princess Jasmine’s window. He encourages her to join him, saying the words “Do you trust me?”
4 Powerful words. Do You Trust Me?
The Magic Carpet is a great analogy of life itself. How often does the new business owner or entrepreneur ask the same of their business partner or life partner? How often does the CEO ask the same of their C-Suite? How often does a dad or mum utter the same words to their toddler who is encountering fear for the first time?
Trust and intimacy are integral parts of the human experience; essentially, they are the foundation for any meaningful relationship and connection. They are the elements of any deep, fulfilling conversation. They can be the key to healing, restoring and rejuvenating a person in any moment.
When you trust someone and have an intimate relationship with them, a short period of time in their company can make the whole world feel right again. You’ve experienced that right?
As you read this, you may be thinking of that one person you would trust with your life and who means the world to you. Whoever comes to mind, reach out to them today and express your love and admiration for them. Life can be so short sometimes and so I encourage you never to hold back from expressing your true feelings.
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
So, where does Trust begin?
Arguably trust is developed in our formative years, or not. Our experience from childhood shapes the trust we have in others, the world around us and ultimately ourselves. Unfortunately, our experiences can create a negative perspective of the world and lead us to feeling a sense of uncertainty and a lack of safety. Our trust may have been broken, developing a lack of trust in ourselves and the decisions we’ve made, and this lack of trust can lead us to developing limiting beliefs, barriers and blockages.
These limiting beliefs can have an impact in many areas; our ability to create meaningful relationships, our confidence in taking a small step towards our dreams, our ability to trust and believe in those around us. It often creates a scepticism and a fear of other people’s motives and yet if we go through life in this mode, it also prevents us from experiencing the true beauty of what our world has to offer.
I’ve had my own heart broken, I’ve experienced grief, I’ve been misled and hurt. However, I’ve worked hard at forgiving myself for some questionable decisions and I’ve also found a place in my heart to forgive those who I’ve felt hurt by in the past. Forgiveness is a powerful practice when it comes to building trust, with ourselves, the people around us and our world as a whole.
Do you find it difficult to trust yourself?
Do you find it difficult to trust others?
Do you fear the worst in the world?
It’s time to forgive.
Forgive and begin to build the bridges that will enable you to trust and develop intimate relationships with yourself and others.
Unsure how? Reach out and I’ll be more than happy to share some resources that may guide you on your path.
“To conquer the unknown you must trust.” - Yogi Bhajan