States of Wonder: Mindfulness 4

States of Wonder
Mindfulness

4. An Attitude of Trust

Trust. Usually, an intrinsic sense that we place upon others, but a question I would like to ask you is “Do you trust yourself?”

We all have instincts, we all have gut feelings. More often than not in clinic I see feelings of confusion arise as people lose trust in their instincts for more ‘normal’, ‘conventional’ and ‘educated’ ways of thinking, rather than feeling what they are feeling.

Mindfulness gently asks us to trust ourselves and our feelings. Trusting our intuition and authority, even if mistakes arise, though, as many a wise person (and Yoda) has said ‘there are no mistakes’.

Trusting yourself places authority and responsibility for our lives and well being back into our hands. There can be no victim role, no blame if we are taking solidarity in our instincts.

When was the last time you sat, used your Mind to think about a situation and then allowed your body to tell you the answer?

Meditation is a wonderful way to answer those questions about life decisions that can be made by no one other than you. Where you want to be, which way you want to go, what is better for your Mind, your body and your Soul.

Take a little time
to Trust Yourself.

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – Alan Watts.

 

“The problem with this logic is that if you believe that humans are inherently untrustworthy, then you cannot possibly trust your own thoughts” – Alan Watts

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