Thought for today:
‘I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.’
— Maya Angelou
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The question of trust has come up several times this week.
Learning to trust again after a trauma, or learning to trust as you never did, seem quite similar.
Yet having trusted before tells us that it is possible.
Never having trusted, the leap to the hope, and belief, required for change is so much harder.
I have generally taken the view that I will trust everyone, until they prove me wrong.
And even then, I can trust them again.
Every so often someone will take advantage of this.
It won’t change how I approach the world as I value trusted relationships.
I find it much harder trying to decide who to trust or not, and edging towards a sense of trust.
It would be so much easier if they were naked and offering me a shirt!