2 June 2017
All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. ~J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
These last couple weeks have been full and I’ve been busy to the point of leaving doors splayed open, and putting one thing in the fridge and one in the freezer, each where the other belonged. At some point, I gave in. I decided to trust that it would all work out.
This got me to reflecting on trust. And, since then, I’ve been bumping into it everywhere; rubbing up against it in a conversation with a friend, stubbing my toe over it as I practice a dance routine, and sensing the still point of it in the eye of the storm.
It appears to me that trust is a foundational cornerstone of our emotional lives.
Trust allows us to explore ourselves and unfold within. Trust encourages us to let ourselves be vulnerable and thus create the connections we desire. Trust supports expansion beyond our current abilities. Trust in the great web of life brings us to a deep place of calm.
Although I’m spotting it everywhere lately, often trust lays well beneath the surface. It is buried, like the thousands of microorganisms bustling around in healthy soil that vitalize the plants above. Without those guys, the life above ground withers and wilts, never reaching potential.
Without trust, we wither and fail to reach beyond.
But trust can be risky. We want to protect ourselves. We don’t want to be the fool or the sucker. So we try to ride along a balance point.
Or at least, what we perceive as the balance point. But, maybe it’s changed since we checked in on it. Maybe we’ve grown more resilient, we accept a bigger picture, or we yearn for more honesty.
What do you wish for today? Can you lean into trust in a way that helps you grow toward that?