Angel Card – Trust

For the past few months I have been pulling out an Angel Card weekly and blogging about what that word means to me.  This week the Angel Card was trust.   For some reason I find this a hard word to describe.  I grew up in a home where what went on at home stayed at home.  I know this isn’t actually what trust is but it is how the word resonates with me.

I think of trust as putting myself out there and sharing a fragile piece of me.  To have trust in someone I have to feel safe and know they won’t judge me on what I am about to say.  I feel this is major as so many people want to offer opinions, tell their story and often make me/us feel unheard or worse ashamed.  Creating a safe environment for people is the first step.  Another is knowing when you just have to listen and not offer advice, opinions or what someone should do.

If we look at our relationships how many individuals do we truly trust? People we would tell our scariest thoughts to knowing we would feel safe in sharing, not judged and it would go no farther.  I imagine it is less than we think.  We want people to see us a certain way and often present ourselves the way we want to be seen. Not sharing our deepest emotions or thoughts in case we are judged unworthy.

So what can we do to create an environment of trust? Not gossiping, backbiting and when people do open themselves up to us to actively listen, not judge and see what that individual needs (maybe just someone to listen).  We have to start with trusting ourselves to do the right thing.  For me that starts with opening up and trusting other people to do the right thing.

You can always start now!

 

 

8 thoughts on “Angel Card – Trust

    • Amelia says:

      I can see loyalty and trust going hand-in-hand. I think trust is a foundation for a good relationship. Yes to liking someone, finding them funny, but really if you don’t trust them how far is it going to go? Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I enjoyed doing the Angels Cards as they always got me thinking.

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  1. angelanoelauthor says:

    I read an excellent definition in a standards manual of all places that defined trust as a reasonable expectation that the patterns of the past will predict the future. In other words, if I can trust a person to have good intentions it comes from the knowledge of their past behavior and my experiences with them. Not that things can’t change, but trust Is a pattern in some ways.

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    • Amelia says:

      I like that definition of trust and yes it would be based on past behaviors and experiences with that individual. I guess that is why if it changes it hurts as can be so unexpected. As always thanks for visiting.

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