Sometimes you just have to trust — trust yourself, trust others and trust life.

The dictionary definition of trust is: Firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.   

That doesn’t sound too hard does it?  In other words, Reliable…Honest…Capable.

So why do we have so much trouble with this?  We doubt ourselves, we are wary of others and we often push against life instead of allowing it to flow.

If you knew without a doubt that you could achieve whatever you wanted in life, you had the support of loving people and you had faith that no matter what life threw at you, you’d thrive…how much BIGGER would your life be?  How much FULLER would your life be?  How much more CONTENT would you be?  No doubt the answer to that is LOTS!

I read a great article in the Huffington Post this week which talks about The Neuroscience Of Learning To Trust Yourself.  In it, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. says, “…We know that the emotional center of the brain is a primary decision maker for us throughout the moments of the day. Emotional experiences (especially difficult ones), influence our snap judgments that form our perceptions and actions.

Most of us see vulnerability as something to stay away from because there is the fear of getting hurt or rejected in it. But the truth is, we can’t learn to trust ourselves without being vulnerable. You need one to build the other.”

Read the rest of the article here

The point is, our emotional state influences out ability to trust but also, our ability to trust depends on how vulnerable we are in the emotion department!  It’s a bit of a catch-22 situation.  That’s why I believe that being in control of our emotions is one of the most important things we can ever learn.  It’s not about suppressing them and not feeling, it’s having the ability to feel while being fully in control.  In other words, when you control your internal world, you also control what happens in your external world.

And sometimes you just need to let go.  Let go of your pre-conceived ideas of how things should be and just let them BE!  Trust that you are OK and whatever is happening right now, is meant to be happening for a reason.

What’s the best way to trust and be happy with Life?

  • Focus only on what you need to do today, because today is happening right now and your thoughts are creating your experience of it.
  • Let go of yesterday because that has been and gone and you can’t undo it.
  • Don’t fret about tomorrow because it hasn’t happened yet.

Make sure you greet EVERY new day with the intention of improving on yesterday.  And when an opportunity comes knocking on your door, make sure you grab it with both hands and fully embrace it.