Trust the Process

Trust the Process

Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Counseling 25 May 2014

Trust is defined as “a belief that something is reliable, good, honest, effective, an assured reliance of character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something and/or to expect with confidence”. This concept can be so powerful when we are working on ourselves because it is like a promise that we make that everything will work itself out and we will eventually feel better about ourselves and our life. Trust also greatly impacts how we handle and manage our daily interactions and life stressors. It provides a sense of balance when we may want to be impulsive and reactionary in our personal and professional relationships.

So what about trust? The journey we are on in our lives, the choices and decisions that we are making everyday single day. We make choices and decisions in hopes that we have made the “right” ones and in our best interest and for those around us. The problem arises when our logic and emotion become intertwined. Logically we tell ourselves that this is what we need to do but our emotions might tell us otherwise; i.e. we are going “Is this right?” It is important to ask what is my goal? What do I wish to accomplish? What are the pros and cons of this situation or task that I am in conflict? And than trust your instincts to the best of your ability. Even if you were to make a mistake you can turn it around and say I trust that this happened for a reason for me. Trusting ourselves and how we interact with others is not an easy task by any means. The more we work on ourselves the greater the ability it is to know what to do because you will trust that you know yourself better than anyone and know what it is right for you in that moment. Tomorrow may bring about new thoughts and ideas but stay in today for whatever decision that needs to be made and trust just for this day it is right for me.

This is why counseling or being able to talk to someone who knows you can be really helpful. They can help you to clarify your thoughts and feelings and help you to understand as much of the whole picture as possible in order for us to feel that we can “trust” the situation or decision that are creating a dilemma for us. The grey area for some of us comes in is when things are out of our control that is when having faith or some form or spirituality will support you in the concept of trust . So believe in yourself, your journey, your feelings, your choices and your decisions. If for some reason it turns out differently than you had “hoped” for or expected “trust” that there is a lesson to be learned and it will be revealed in its own time. Trust that you have the answers and that whatever it is that you are searching for or want to happen in your life will when it is supposed too!!

Susan V. Brewer

Susan V. Brewer is a Certified Life Coach and Psychotherapist in the Upper Bucks County Area.  She graduated in 1987 from Kutztown University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She became a Certified Life & Career Coach in June of 2006 and a Certified Relationship Coach in December of 2016. She specializes in adoption, codependency, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and life transitions. Her belief is “that all persons are truly greater than they think they are.”

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