Monday, 22 February 2016

I trust ...

In January, I started Yoga with Adriene’s 30 Day Yoga Camp. Each day has a particular mantra, something to think about as you practise, something to help you as you go through your day. Sometimes these have been helpful, and I may write about them too, but the day the mantra was “I trust” I admit that I felt a little betrayed. Because I don’t believe that the universe will provide, or that it will be okay in the end, or that “everything happens for a reason.”

As I thought about it, I realised I don’t really trust in much – certainly not the universe, a religion, my health or my body, society or politics, financial security, or even the security and stability of the ground beneath me (given there is no ground beneath me  - for quite a few metres at least -  and what’s there can be shaky).

But then I realised, I do trust in my ability to get through things – or at least, to know I can come out the other side. That’s not nothing either.

So, for obvious reasons, I’m holding on to that now - you should, too.


9 comments:

  1. This is so true! Still thinking about you a lot! (((HUGS)))

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  2. You and I see the world very similarly. I trust in what I can control and how I will respond to a situation. Outside of that, the rest I can't control and hence don't trust. But maybe all we need to to trust ourselves.

    Still sending love and thinking of you daily.

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  3. Oh, beautiful. All you can really trust in is yourself, and your ability to meet the challenges that come your way. I feel similarly to you in not trusting outside forces whatever they may be to come through, or even things like health. I am thinking of you as you heal, and cheering for your trust in yourself.

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  4. I’ve come to a similar thinking over the past decade. Outside forces, the universe, everything happening for a reason. No, sometimes that seems to be a cruel joke.
    I trust in myself to control what I can and I understand sometimes it might not be enough, but it’s enough for me.

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  5. As someone who struggles with trust, this resonated with me. Though sometimes I don't even trust my ability to get through something. Sometimes I feel like I get through it simply because life drags me through vs. purposefully working my way through it.

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  6. And maybe you can trust your partner too. that thought makes me happy, to know we do not take our relationship for granted, but we trust each other / ourselves enough to make it work.

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  7. It's funny, having just started yoga teacher training I find myself (not surprisingly) surrounded by the belief that things are put in front of you for a reason and much "meant to be" drivel. We share the same spin on the trust thing - trust in ourselves. Such a relief to read a kindred spirit:-)

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