|8"x10" acrylic on canvas board|
I have come across two pieces of writing on "trust" this morning and I don't believe in coincidence. I need to hear this. I think our understanding is like some moveable puzzle and we always need certain pieces at certain times, to help us with our understanding of truth, the universe and our place in it. My puzzle needed the "trust" piece right now. Lots of lovely pieces have been moving into place but there was a gaping whole where trust should be.
I think we need trust everywhere in our lives, even Loori"s reference is specifically to art. Trust, when we wear it well, can be like a shimmering veil that, flows over everything, making us graceful, patient and wise.
|studio bits (charcoal & newsprint on card)|
We might use this story for a metaphor for how to conduct our own lives, keep calm and if you feel lost, wait where you are until you have an experience of being found. That experience may be an event or simply some internal sense of how to proceed, an inkling, a hunch, but it won't come from your thinking mind.
But for me the story was instructive about how to use trust in our lives. We don't throw out our thinking mind and just trust blindly or wildly, that can get us in a lot of trouble. There are situations that do not deserve our trust. Often we have little "niggles" about who or what not to trust and sometimes we ignore them. Our desire can easily get in the way of clear seeing. Then we learn by hindsight. But as long as we learn we train ourselves in how to use trust next time.
| more studio bits (6"x6" acrylic & charcoal on canvas paper)|
Trust. I need to remind myself of this valuable quality over and over. How do you use trust in your life?