Have you ever seen a rainbow after a rain shower? Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night to watch the stars and seen a shooting star? Have you ever watched snowflakes fall on your arm, to notice they are all different? Have you ever experienced something that blew your mind and it caused you to think differently? Have you ever had to trust somebody other than yourself to make a big life decision? These are all experiences that I hope you will have one day. But the bigger question is, “What and who do you believe in?” Especially, if you have never experienced that thing or it’s not even part of your conscious awareness.
Believing in myself is a practice I had to develop. I still focus on it daily. I love to practice self trust, putting myself out there knowing I will do my best to make whatever needs to happen a reality. Setting myself up for success is key. I’m constantly learning, growing, and expanding so that I may become more aware through my experiences. Building trust through experience and our own depth of perception develops internal wisdom and creates a steady platform to build from. Trust grows when we prove to ourselves and others that we are willing and worthy of that trust. When we become witness to all of our accomplishments and experiences, we expand from our ability to look inward and access what’s needed. Whether it be a great grade on a test, a really good night’s sleep or even our resistance to our old triggers, our awareness of how we choose to respond feeds us. We become aware that we are more aware.
Our awareness helps us define our needs, and define our boundaries of understanding. When we can place our trust, first in ourselves, then we can begin to trust others. Our relationship with others is built on trust. Trusting the relationship as sacred and trusting that others may know something you do not. Trusting that others have walked the path before you. When we believe in ourselves we can believe in others because we know they are doing their work, with their peers, as they connect and offer their learnings back into the world. It’s important to flip the mirror on yourself, noticing where you may gain insight to serve yourself first. Ownership, authenticity, and integrity grow when we use our experiences and our perception to anchor who we truly are. The one that nobody sees but you, the one in the dark as much as the day.
It’s important that we know our circle of influence so that we may rely on others for what we do not know. Building friendships and having peers who support your knowledge is a great way to build trust amongst friends. Knowing you do not have to know everything is a huge relief. It will free you to become more grounded in what you DO know. Trusting in others is how we build stronger weaves. Our yoga is union, first with ourselves and then with each other.
With love of lifelong learning