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On trust and perception

On trust and perception

“Our perception determines our experience”
(I got this quote from: http://krisraphael.com)

Today I am seeking knowledge and personal growth. My partner and I are at a point in our relationship where we both have some emotional growing to do. We are both yearning for a closer, deeper relationship but we both have emotional blocks that are preventing us from experiencing what we so deeply want.

My issue is TRUST. I have a really hard time trusting others because of all the let downs in my past. I am aware of this which is good (most people aren’t even aware when they have trust issues) but I really have no idea where to begin working on the problem.

When I find myself stuck or confused I write and read a lot. I truly believe the answers we seek are always deep down inside us; we just need help finding them. So I sat down at my computer, opened the patio door so I could hear the gentle breeze, the birds singing and the wind chimes chiming. I started to read my Daily OM and Word to the Wise emails. Then I visited bloghop.com and began searching for blogs on personal growth. I came across several blogs that really spoke to me but then I read the phrase “Our perception determines our experience” on http://krisraphael.com and it hit me hard!

Perception determines our reality, I tell my close friends and family this when they find that they are unhappy. If you want to be happy you must think happy thoughts and so on… I just never realized this concept directly applies to my trust issue. If I want to trust others I must feel safe, if I want to feel safe I must have safe, “unsuspicious” or trusting thoughts. This is a ridiculously simple concept that just never occurred to me until today!

If I want to trust him I need to alter my thinking and drop my defenses… It is easier said than done but I am going to give it a try..

Off I go on my journey of personal discovery and growth, I hope you all are having a wonderful and positive day!!

3 Comments
  • Nathan
    Reply

    I’m glad you’re having a positive day. You need it!

    July 26, 2006 at 8:59 pm
  • Kanga
    Reply

    Sorry to but in here, but you do sound like your a little hard on yourself.
    Though it does come down to perception.
    If your fear of trusting, (which may of grown for good reason) has outgrown its usefulness then you are blessed. And it really does sound like your on your way. I have thought about this also.
    On your journey of personal discovery, I hope you can admire the enigma you are to yourself and enjoy it.
    It will always be my constant.
    Thanks for the arty stuff, which is how I found this.K

    August 6, 2006 at 3:08 pm

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