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#261094 - 11/11/08 02:47 PM Trust
michael banks Offline


Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca
Trust

Is such a powerful thing
That when it is lost
We feel all alone

But when we find it again
Which we shall
We will see that it has been
Right there within us
All along

And this is the key,
Learning to place it
Where it will be safe

Then we will find
We are no longer alone
But only one of many


Mike


_________________________
To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

WOR Alumni Sequoia 2009

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#261100 - 11/11/08 04:48 PM Re: Trust [Re: michael banks]
loberhead Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 172
Very inspiring. I think the hardest abuse issues to work on have to do with some form of trust with others. But, in order to trust others, I need to find the trust in myself. I still battle with this today because, on some level, I think the sexual abuse is all my fault.


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#262274 - 11/17/08 04:22 PM Re: Trust [Re: loberhead]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Mike,

Thanks for this - you are so right. Like so many other things, that ability to trust has always been there. The task is to convince ourselves we can be safe using that ability again. But it gets into a vicious circle too, doesn't it: "How can I trust myself to trust again?"

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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