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What makes someone trustworthy? Often it is said to be someone who’s truthful, secure, dependable, safe, and responsible. When being vulnerable the more real or authentic we are, the more trustworthy others will see us.

When thinking of the emotion trust, what comes to mind? Trust is a belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something. Similar to the word trust is confidence, belief, or faith.

In Al-anon, step two helps explain the definition of trust. “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” It goes on, “I am not alone in the universe. There is a force, a drive, an energy or faith when I keep an open mind”. Trusting is letting go or yielding to a Higher Power and requires patience which can deepen trust.

~Trust encourages taking a risk

~Trust promotes connections with others

~Trust reduces stress

~Trust encourages self-confidence and courage

~Trust opens us up

~Trust makes us more in the present

What could be preventing trust? It might be past hurts or trauma, unrealistic expectations, belief, values, not sharing or holding back, it could be lies that were told or broken promises. Some people are not trustworthy, and we trust the wrong people or maybe we hand over our power (trust). Recognizing and acknowledging our trust issue is a big step in the right direction.Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it. ~Lolly Daskal

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