I don’t know if I’ve shared this with you, but a few years ago I had this inner Knowing that I was going to write a book.
I had no idea how who was going to publish it and how it will all unfold, but what I knew for sure was that I was going to write a book.
I knew I was going to write a book and that the world’s largest book publisher was going to publish it, even though I had no idea who the world’s largest book publisher was at that time, and how in the world was that going to happen.
And with that inner Knowing, I started writing.
I started working on preparing ideas for my first book and in just a couple of months I received an email from the chief editor of Penguin Random House (Penguin merged with Random House a few months before which made them the biggest book publisher in the world) emailed me to see if I wanted, yes, you’ve guessed it, to write a book with them.
“Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.” ~ Joseph Campbell
How to Trust Yourself
I’ve come to a point in my life where I understand that life isn’t about learning anything new, but rather about unlearning all the nonsense we have learned so that we can remember the Truth of who we are and live our lives from that sacred and powerful place.
Here are 12 powerful ways to trust yourself and allow your inner Knowing to guide you through life:
1. Stop being so “busy”
We run around like crazy people doing so many things that have little or no importance at all. And because we are so busy being busy, we begin to think we have no time to be still. We have no time left to silence our minds and get in tune with our inner Truth, Knowing and Joy.
But we do. We really, really, really, really do!
2. Be still and Know
Take 5 – 10 minutes out of your busy schedule to just be still.
Close your eyes.
Take a few deep cleansing breaths and slow down your mind.
Reconnect with the Truth of who you are and allow yourself to experience the Peace that is present underneath all that chaos and mental noise.
5 – 10 minutes…
That’s all it takes. Do this every day and you will notice a huge difference in the quality of your well-being and the level of Trust you have in yourself.
3. Nobody Knows more than you do
If you ask me, we place too much importance on what other people think, and not too much value on what we Know in our hearts to be true for us.
We ignore our Truth and Inner Knowing by making idols out of those who seem to be smarter and wiser than we are, and we fail to realize that nobody knows more about ourselves and our Life path than we Ourselves do.
You Know a lot more than you think, and you can tap into this Inner Knowing by learning to Trust yourself.
4. Take back Your Personal Power
We give so much power over ourselves to forces outside of us – people, places, events and situations – and because we assume They all know a lot more than We do, we make all kind of choices and decisions based on what the world thinks is good for us, not based on what we Know to be right and true for ourselves.
You are not small and insignificant. You are powerful beyond measure. And you might as well stop giving your power away to forces outside of you. Your power is yours to use and to keep.
Keep it to yourself!
5. Ask yourself
Are my actions guided by love, or by fear?
What do I want?
What do I really want?
Is this important to Me, or to Them?
Will this bring me peace or inner turmoil? etc.
Questions have power – great power, creative power – and if you address yourself simple yet deep and honest questions To yourself, you will get deep and profound answers, From yourself.
6. Have Faith
If I have learned something from my journey through the Dark Night of the Soul is that the Soul Knows a lot more than the mind does. And at times, in order to protect the Truth and Sacredness of who we are from the impurities of the mind, it will need us to learn how to:
“Walk by Faith, not by Sight.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7
It will need us to surrender completely and allow our Soul to guide our steps, not in the direction the mind thinks we should go, but in the direction, the Soul Knows we need to go.
7. You are not alone.
Wayne Dyer used to quote this line from A Course in Miracles quite frequently:
“If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again.”
You are never alone, not even in those moments of intense pain and darkness when you feel as though the whole world has turned its back on you.
You are not alone!
And if you remember this at all times, you will find the inner strength, courage, and confidence to Trust yourself and to Be all that life created you to be.
A wonderful and powerful way to strengthen the trust you have in yourself is to become a friend to yourself.
To love yourself for who you are, and to forgive yourself for who you aren’t.
To offer yourself the love, support and respect you desperately seek outside yourself.
And to seek and treat yourself as you would want the world to treat you.
9. Keep some things to yourself
You don’t have to share all your troubles, inner turmoils, your fears, doubts, joys, laughter, dreams and aspirations with those around you.
You really don’t. And you know why?
Because most people don’t care about your troubles, they have plenty of their own. Nor can they genuinely be happy for your happiness, since most of them assume there is a shortage of happiness, and if you have some, they’ll have less of it or none.
Keep things to yourself.
And if you find a friend who can laugh when you laugh, and cry when you cry, share with them the things you hold dear to your heart. If not, keep them to yourself.
10. Don’t pay too much attention to what others are saying
When I first started thinking about my book, I had so many people who came to me and asked:
How are you going to write this book?
Who is going to publish it?
What about the marketing?
Have you figured everything out?
Do you have a plan?
On and on they went. And they all seemed so worried and concerned for my level of inner peace, serenity and “lack of preparation.”
But I wasn’t.
I didn’t pay too much attention to what they were saying, not should you.
11. Don’t let other people’s fears become your own
I had no plan when it came to publishing my book, but I Knew I needed to do my part. I needed to write!
And I wrote!
I did my part and I trusted that Life will do its part.
I had no idea how it was all going to unfold, but I knew I needed to Trust, and so I trusted! And that Trust made me immune to other people’s fears, doubts, and insecurities.
That’s the effect Trust has on you!
Don’t let other people’s fears and insecurities become your own. Stay centered in your Truth. Trust yourself and keep walking no matter how slow. You’ll get there eventually.
12. You have it all with you
Everything you need to know about your life and why you are here, it’s already within you.
It’s all in there.
And the more you learn to Trust yourself and your inner wisdom, the easier it becomes for you to relax into life and allow yourself to be showered with all kind of precious gifts and blessings.
It’s all in You!
Trust Yourself, I Trust in YOU 🙂
P.S. If I would’ve paid attention to my mind and the many fearful opinions of others instead of my Inner Knowing, I would’ve probably gone off the rails and I would’ve probably started doubting myself. And who knows, maybe never even writing and publishing my first book.