Trust is such a vulnerable place of being. To fully trust, we must acknowledge our fears, insecurities…and be okay with them. Trust involves accepting judgment and criticism, but knowing ourselves enough to rise above. To trust means loving someone despite their imperfections. To trust yourself fully is to love yourself completely.
I’ve had a hard time trusting lately. Not having trust and courage has made it very difficult to live in the present moment. I’ve had a hard time putting in the work and trusting the Universe. I’ve been overthinking it all (as usual). It’s been too easy and that scares me a bit. My fears and anxiety have clouded my vision.
Are you in a similar place today? Are you feeling blocked by your fears and anxieties?
I’m here with you.
Standing still and trusting that everything will be okay is one of the hardest things to do. I’m the type of person that likes to control everything. I have it all planned out. I like to check things off lists. I like knowing where I’m headed and taking the appropriate steps to get there.
Here are some tips that will help you move past your insecurities and find the courage to trust yourself:
- Acknowledge the gray. Life isn’t black and white. Our emotions and experiences aren’t static. There is so much gray between it all. Be okay with the unknown. Be okay with the fact that you don’t have the answers just yet. Just be.
- Breathe. No really, close your eyes, take a deep breath through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Do this about 10 times. Feel your body easing. Acknowledge any thoughts that may come up and let them pass.
- Go deep. You are not your insecurities. There is a reason your insecurity and fear exist. They could be tied to a particular event, trauma, or a childhood memory you may buried. There is always a root.
- Let go. Most of our fears and anxieties are made up by… wait for it… us. They aren’t real life scenarios but simply what if’s we’ve created to sabotage ourselves. Throw them out. You don’t need them.
The hardest part is taking everything day by day. I have no idea where our little family will be in 6 months. I can’t predict what I’ll be doing. I’m not too sure of anything right now and it’s kind of driving me nuts.
It’s funny how the Universe works right? Your feelings about the timing of events in your life really don’t matter. Things will happen when they are supposed to, as they are supposed to. We don’t have much of a say.
So for now I’m trying to have faith that things will work out as they are supposed to. That the answers will come, even if they aren’t the ones I want. In 6 months, I will be somewhere, doing something. Whatever that may be.
Everything will work out, as it always does. I just have to stay patient.