Thursday, October 6, 2022

Y Más Música / Trust Meditation

When I was born, I know had the capacity to trust.  It wasn't long before I lost that much of that crucial aspect of feeling safe and secure in the world.  I remember being two years old.  Although, I felt that I couldn't trust other people, I must have had some level of trust in myself and my perceptions of what was safe and what wasn't.  I sought safety outside myself and found enough of it to survive.  When I was 6 or 7 years old, I heard something in Mahalia Jackson's voice that I knew I could trust.  A woman singing on television gave me something human to trust.  There was something in certain songs, certain voices singing, that I could trust.   I began to trust the human voices that I heard in books when I learned to read.  I learned to trust myself to find my way home when I went on long walks as a child.  When I was 13 years old, I heard Bob Dylan singing and knew instinctively I could trust that young man's voice.  When I was 35 years old, I heard this song for the first time and took it to heart because by that time I nearly lost the ability to trust myself or anyone else or anything else.  I began to consider trusting myself.

Don’t trust me to show you the truth
When the truth may only be ashes and dust
If you want somebody you can trust, trust yourself

(Bob Dylan)

Here are a few more versions:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Take no one's word for anything, including mine -- but trust your experience.
(James Baldwin)

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
(Kahlil Gibran)


You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.
(Anton Chekov)

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
(Maya Angelou)

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust.
(George Eliot)

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.
(Fred Rogers)


NewRobin13 said...

I have never heard the "Trust Yourself" song before. Now I'm wondering how I missed this. I also grew up not trusting people. I'm still working on that.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we have no choice but to find those places where we can safely put our trust. I trust you. ❤️