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!!