Learning to trust yourself takes time, patience and perseverance.
Mostly, that is because from the time we are young we are taught not to trust ourselves.
We are taught instead to trust our parents, our teachers, our peer group, just about everyone else except ourselves.
We learn to put our faith in our religious or political leaders because, after all, they know better than we do what’s best for us.
This learned behavior is not only dis-empowering, it is dangerous to our well-being.
When we ignore our common sense, when we put down our intuition, when we place our fate into the hands of some guru rather than trusting our own bodies, tragedy can follow.
When that tragedy occurs, we blame the guru, and that dis-empowers us even more.
Instead of blame, let us learn to be curious and find the lesson in it.
Instead of giving away our power, let us make our own decisions, for better or worse, and learn from the outcome.
This is our life! Let’s start living it like we mean it. Ultimately, we are all responsible for our choices and their outcomes, and because of that we are empowered by each one.