Why is Trust difficult for me?

Trust is necessary for us to get through life. We need to trust ourselves to reach for our dreams. We need to trust others to do the vitally important work of accepting our fragile, vulnerable selves. And we need others.

Trust is extremely difficult to hold onto. Perhaps because of personal failures in our past, we shy away from trusting ourselves. We know that nine times out of ten we are going to fall into a repetition of past sins. Because others have repeatedly failed us, we dread being foolish enough to trust others and so make ourselves vulnerable to hurt. We don't want to get burned again.

Unfortunately the result of this withdrawal is that we become isolated. Without the risk of trust, fear and misunderstanding of ourselves and others begin to rule our lives.

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