I always thought trust was earned by another person. Turns out I was wrong.
Trust is an emotion – felt by me. If I feel trust for you, you can’t feel that. Only I can.
Trust is not black & white. I can choose to feel it a little, a lot, or not at all. It is a spectrum, like any emotion.
Whether I trust you (or not) is based on how I choose to feel – not your actions. Wait, what?!
Let’s say you are married. You choose to trust your spouse. It turns out, they were cheating on you. You find out. You no longer trust your spouse now that you know. But, you trusted them while they were cheating on you. It wasn’t their action that made you not trust them. It was your thought about their cheating that created your trust (or lack thereof).
If you have a hard time trusting others, it is because of your beliefs about other people – not their actions.
If you wish you could trust people more, you can. Right now. You can feel trust at any time.
I’m not saying you should trust every person or all the time… I’m just saying it is available to you. It is your choice and in your control 100%.
Trust me. 😉