Trust is a delicate matter. It takes so long to build and only a small incident to tear it down. We work for years to gain the trust of our friends, family and co-workers. Much or our world revolves around our trust in each other. In just a moment of bad judgement you can shatter that trust.
We all need to have trust in each other. It’s comforting to know that your loved ones are there for you and have your back. If you stumble it’s nice to have that support. Everyone needs to know that there’s someone you can turn to. When your support system lets you down, it can be devastating. And at some point, we all experience the feeling of being let down.
But don’t let that keep you from trusting again. People don’t always intentionally hurt you. Sometimes it just can’t be helped. Personal experience has taught me that even when you’ve given someone multiple second chances they can let you down. But if they keep trying, shouldn’t you keep letting them? A broken trust is difficult to re-build, but if someone really wants to, it can be done. Where would we be if we kept giving up on each other?
This is a concept that I bring to my yoga practice. I need to trust myself to take care of my body, trust myself to try something new. When I fail, I need to trust myself again. I keep trying. Sometimes this means that I need to do a gentler yoga practice and sometimes this means that I need push myself to try something new. Trust that just because I’ve been doing a pose the same way for months or years doesn’t mean that I have to continue doing it that way. I can try a new variation or try to take it one step further. In my personal practice, I am working on a headstand. This takes an amazing amount of trust in my body and core. It’s scary to think that I’m trying to invert my body. And there’s a lot of falling! And that’s ok because I can always trust that my mat will catch me and encourage me to try again.
Try testing your trust in yourself. Step outside your comfort zone and try a yoga class! I know you will feel calmer and more connected to your body. Trust yourself.