Friday, 18 March 2016

March 18, 2016 Chautauqua

Beth's Ponderings

   Do you trust yourself?  No...really, do you?

   Interestingly, until you fully and completely trust yourself, you will end up trusting the wrong people, and thus won’t be able to trust the right ones.  And your choices will end up creating more headaches  and hassle for you in the long run.

   I’m sure we can all think of a situation (or a dozen!) when we knew what we should have done, what choice we should have made, but we didn’t do it.  

   Now, we could, and probably did, come up with numerous reasons (aka justifications) for why we did what we knew in our hearts and minds was not the right choice.  Reasons such as:

  • I was told to do it this way.
  • This is how everyone else does it.
  • It only affects/hurts me and no one else.
  • I was scared I’d make a mistake.
  • I had no choice.
   Yet, while we justify our choices after the fact, we knew deep in our beings before we even made the choice what we should do, and we know immediately after making the choice whether we made a good one or not.  Rarely do we admit that we didn’t trust ourselves.

   Now if we only second-guessed ourselves once in a blue moon that would be fine.  Unfortunately, we seem to do it all too often, and many times a day.  It doesn't matter if the choice is a routine one, or a major life-altering one, each time you second-guess yourself, and don’t trust what you know to be true for you, you show the world and your heart that you don’t trust yourself.

   And you can say you trust yourself till your blue in the face, but the real test is by looking at your life and body.  How smooth is your life running?  How much drama is in your life?  How healthy are you?  How peaceful are you?   

   You only make mistakes and wrong choices when you don’t trust yourself fully and completely.


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