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  1. Kim
    October 6, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    Wow. Very insightful. I’m not a trusting person either. But, my Aikido training has helped a lot with trust. I have to trust the people I train with not to hurt me. They have to trust me the same way. I’ve learned to have confidence that I can stand in front of an attack and know that at the right moment I can move and take control of the situation. It’s been really helpful! I still don’t trust easily in my personal life. I do remember, though, the people who have helped and supported me!

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      October 6, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

      That does sounds awesome. I know back when I was training in martial arts I was more trusting because I felt more confident and grounded. Another thing to add to my to-do list 🙂

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  2. Piper Bayard
    October 7, 2014 @ 4:25 am

    As my hubby says, you can trust everyone — to be who they are. The trick is in figuring out who they are and not letting your wishful thinking get in the way. This past week, I lost out BIG time because I did not trust someone to be who she had already shown me she was. My trust issue is that I sometimes don’t invest in my own perceptions. It’s a lesson I seem to have to keep learning. Hopefully, this last loss was enough to keep me on my toes.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      October 13, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

      Your hubby is smart! I often forget how people can be, they are nice for a while, I want to trust them, and then bam, oh right your a ##%%$^. Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time.” I really try to do this.

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