How to regain trust once it has been broken?

Daring to Trust…

In my personal life and the life of my clients and students the theme of this month that is appearing is daring to trust. In the next few weeks, I will be focusing on some writing and personal sharing about…

  • What is trust?
  • How did we develop trust from our early childhood years?
  • How to listen to our feelings and needs to establish trust within ourselves.
  • How to regain trust once its been broken.

Its going to be a juicy and empowering month. I hope what I share is helpful to you. Lets jump into the love pool.

What is Trust?

The American Heritage Dictionary defines trust as “a firm and hopeful reliance on the fidelity, integrity, or ability of a person or thing.”

Trust is therefore a reliance on reliability. The reliability element, however is based on our perception or expectation and may not be forthcoming or lasting when push comes to shove.… READ MORE...

How to be vulnerable and increase your courage

Be Courageous

I hope you are enjoying Spring. This month, I have been focusing on the theme of trust. Last week, I was writing on how we can “rewire our brain so that we can trust our own voice and thus our power.”

 

Trust and Truth go hand in hand, while fear and lying share a connection too.

Trust requires an ongoing commitment to truthfulness in communication.
Trust and truth can usually only form out of authentic intimacy with another.

Fear is a feeling that arises because we don’t feel safe. We lie to cover up our fears of not being loved, accepted, or protected. When we lie, we cover up what is really true.

Some common reasons we lie:

  • To get what we want
  • To hide the truth
  • To save ourselves from embarrassment
  • To hide our feelings
  • To make a fool of someone
  • To justify our behavior

Fear is linked to our survival instinct, so in our bodies it can feel very real.… READ MORE...

Got Bodhicitta?

I hope you are well. I returned from a week silent meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, which has been my spiritual home for over 10 years. The focus of this meditation retreat was on the topic of Bodhicitta. One of the teachers, who was leading this retreat was my first dharma teacher, James Baraz whom you have heard me speak of and who is also one of the expert speakers in my Mindfully Nourished course. James is a wise & joyful soul who has been meditating and teaching meditation for over 30 years. We have been very close for over a decade and it was very sweet to sit with him this week.

What is Bodhicitta? It is the cultivation of aligning the mind and heart.

Take your hand out in front of you.
Turn your hand so that your palm is away from you. Look at the fingers.… READ MORE...