Trust Yourself (excerpt from my upcoming meditation journal)
“Self trust is the essence of heroism.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t know the world population, but I know there are a lot of human beings running around the planet.
One of the factors that differentiates one human from another is the ability to form opinions.
If you’ve ever read the editorial page of a newspaper, you know how passionate individuals can become when it comes to their personal opinions on issues.
With so many issues and points of view, how do you formulate an opinion to call your own?
Actually, it doesn’t really matter how you arrive at your opinion. What matters is that it’s thoughtful.
In other words, make sure you’ve done your research and are not simply piggybacking on someone else’s oratory.
Once you have an opinion, do you broadcast it on the social networks, impose it on your friends and family, or politely keep it to yourself?
Again, does it really matter?
What does matter is how loyal you are to your own opinions and decisions.
Do you trust yourself?
The ability to trust yourself is enormously tied to your self- esteem and accomplishment.
If your highest loyalty is not to yourself, then to whom do you give your trust? What makes that person fail proof?
The opinions of others hold value as far as opening your mind to other points of view, other options.
But the final say is in your court.
Don’t forfeit the game.