How I Know I Feel

Artist: Tracey EMIN | How I Think I Feel, 2007

Artist: Tracey EMIN | How I Think I Feel, 2007

It has been statistically proven that when we are young, and well into our teenage years we implicitly trust ourselves and our intuition, and that by adulthood the majority of us have not only lost that trust but also that intimate connection within.

Recently I have been connecting back to how I know I feel, and have been seeking less assurance from others and looking inward for the answers. I have been in an intimate relationship with myself my whole life, so who better to trust then myself?

Perhaps it is also because during this second phase of my life I am more comfortable in my own skin, experiences have taught me lessons, and hopefully through them I have also earned some wisdom.  I am determined to live my life the way I feel is right for me from here on in, choosing not to please others but to ultimately do what is right for me and my body.

We all know how we feel, we just choose not to listen for various reasons.

Ultimately if you trust yourself, you will know how to live. It is a humbling, empowering, and a freeing place to be, your intuition is your compass, let it guide you. -tM 

Trust with a Capital "T"

Photography: Unknown | The Gallery of Tower of Wood |  EY Centre

Photography: Unknown | The Gallery of Tower of Wood |  EY Centre

Respect and Trust are the the two corner stones or pillars of any relationship. That being said, trust is the trickier one of the two to give, and to receive. Trust is complex because people come with their own baggage in life, and usually the trust suitcase is heavier then most. 

I don't believe that you can have any relationship successfully thrive and survive without trust. More times often then nought relationships crumble without faith. It is a tricky thing to rebuild once it is lost, sometimes it takes years, and sometimes it never happens. Trust is an incredibly strong bond shared between two people yet its foundation is often fragile.

I don't know if you can trust anyone "completely" as you never know how someone will behave in anger. There are many degrees of anger, and in moments of rage, there is no telling what people will say or do. Sometimes we don't even recognize ourselves in anger, so why would we expect someone else to trust us unreservedly?

So tell me, how do you receive and give Trust in your relationships? Is it implicit, gradual, or do you avoid building close ties altogether? -tM