As we are entering the holidays… here’s an encouragement to choose in each moment how safe you are ready to feel:
Without trust there is no belonging – and there is little enough of either in the world.
To a child, ”trust” is the belief that interactions, discoveries and the very presence of You… whomever… whatever… will never hurt.
For an adult, ”trust” is based upon developing sufficiently broad/deep empathic skills to enable you to determine that the individual(s) with whom you are engaged do Not have an intention to hurt you – regardless of the inevitable human errors. This enables you to communicate the same truth to them.
To home, family & friends, trust and belonging.