“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu
Sometimes it isn’t that easy. Sometimes life gets complicated, and you have to get messy to become who you want to be. Sometimes you can’t sit back and wait; it takes persistence to make things happen. And sometimes it’s hard to empathize with another person when they’ve hurt you or someone you love.
Now forget about all that. You can easily find a million justifications for anxiety or hostility, but odds are they won’t bring you inner peace. What can you do to create a sense of calm amidst the chaos of every day life?
So the question is not if we’ve made poor decisions in the past. Undoubtedly, all of us have! The question is: how willing are we to get up to the plate and swing again?
Make a new decision, have a new experience, try something new.
Trusting yourself is a practice, but you can’t get the practice if you don’t start somewhere. How is it that you gain trust of anyone in your life? Time. Watching whether they do what they say they’re going to do. Consistency. Faith.
So, start with yourself. Build the kind of trust in yourself that you would want in a good friend. Make a decision, stick to it. See what happens.
“Being right is highly overrated. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”