What is trust and how do we cultivate it within our lives and within ourselves?
In my humble opinion, we currently live in a society that is fueled by distrust. Distrust of ourselves and of one another, of our innate wisdom and capacity. Unfortunately, the machine of capitalism runs on said distrust.
I deeply believe that we are born with the wisdom (and trauma) of generations past and that our lives fundamentally change when we remember how to trust ourselves. So how do we begin to remember?
I believe that the answer lies in putting the cart before the horse. We listen to the voices in our head that tell us "YES!" or "No...!" and observe what unfolds. Move because you feel like it! Marry because it feels right. Leave the job because you feel like there's something else out there.
Maybe you'll be thrilled with your decision; maybe there's a layer of regret. But the way we reconnect with our intuition is to honor it and not be afraid of the outcome. The way we honor ourselves is to listen to our intuition and start to develop relationship with the voices, the feelings, the impulses.
No matter what life we choose, there is no perfect outcome. There are lessons and there is learning. And yet what I've learned in all my "mistakes" and "messes" is that mistakes aren't mistakes when we live from our hearts. When we trust ourselves and life (inevitably) smacks us in the face, perhaps we remember that life is going to kick our asses no matter what.
And when life arrives to kick my ass, there's no where I'd rather be than in a deep process of trust with myself.