Most days I spend some time contemplating a particular word that makes it’s way into my awareness.  I would say I meditate on it, but that is not entirely accurate.  I contemplate what the “word of the day” means to me; how it applies to me in the present moment as well as what it has meant to me in the past.  I sometimes argue with myself and I often become emotional.  So “meditate” is not what I do; not when it comes to my word of the day.

Today’s word, TRUST, is in all caps for a reason.  It is an extremely important word for me.  
Let me offer 2 definitions of trust from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:  "Assured  reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something.“  "One in which confidence is placed.”

Why am I writing about this?  I realized today that I don’t trust very many people.  Very, very few in fact.  That made me sad, but it also made me realize that the most important person to trust is myself.  Yourself.

I am a work in progress.  I am learning to trust myself more each day.  I trust that I choose the right experiences for me; I trust that the people who show up in my life are the ones that I am to meet at this time.  (That is not the same as trusting the person who shows up.  It’s trusting my choice in choosing the experience that I have agreed to have with that person or situation.)

I place my confidence in myself.  That’s not an ego centered statement, it is a trust centered statement.  I rely on my character, my abilities, my strengths and my truths.  These are always shifting, expanding, changing, and that is OK, because I trust myself.

Who do you trust?
I wish you peace as you experience all that there to experience.


August 10,2013