Brene Brown is amazing. Truly. She was the keynote at one of our Global Conferences almost 3-years ago to the month and when she was finished, the grand ballroom sat, mouths agape with some silently sobbing in recognition. I would say that after her keynote address is when I found the courage to consider the possibilities.
Keeping my heart open is essential for allowing trust—but it also allows for possible bruising, and even breakage.
Remember, though, when someone or some situation seems to have betrayed your trust and your heart (and ego?) is limping around, still assessing the damage: You didn’t do anything wrong by trusting.
My first thought is usually, ”Why did I trust her/him?!”
My next thought is that I feel stupid to have somehow “allowed” myself to be betrayed.
Let your heart hurt if it needs to, but let it hurt because of the betrayal itself, not because you trusted them. Trust is not a weakness; it’s a blessing and a gift—to ourselves first, and then also to everyone else. Please don’t add to the heartache by doubting your decision to trust.
“The fact that you are feeling big pain lets you know you are truly living big. When you live a…
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