πŸ’šDay 5 πŸ’š Trust πŸ’š #Soul_selfie πŸ’šFor me, trust has to start with self-trust. Having spent years making decisions that weren't in my self-interest, I've recultivated a trust relationship with me, the girl who'd given up on me, who knew I'd let her down and had stopped trying to believe. I had to prove I was trustworthy one action at a time and reform that lost bond with me. . .

Healing my mistrust of others, the isolation and suspicion in being alone, that is also self-created when I've kept my vulnerability to myself. If I put on a false face to gain other people's acceptance, how can anyone be trusted when they like the inauthentic me I keep giving them ? Playing a game of I make you like me keeps us from trusting yet we are worth the company and trust we crave! .

I trust myself now. It was little steps of kept self-promises, peeks of the real me to strangers on IG, and I came to see that I was reliable and pretty cool. And for these efforts, my anxieties have decreased immensely as I am the real me telling the truth to myself and checking for my happiness all the time now.

#challenge #taleswithfriends ##trust #liveauthentically #writer #selftrust
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  • shalaghhoganπŸ’šDay 5 πŸ’š Trust πŸ’š #Soul_selfie πŸ’šFor me, trust has to start with self-trust. Having spent years making decisions that weren't in my self-interest, I've recultivated a trust relationship with me, the girl who'd given up on me, who knew I'd let her down and had stopped trying to believe. I had to prove I was trustworthy one action at a time and reform that lost bond with me. . .

    Healing my mistrust of others, the isolation and suspicion in being alone, that is also self-created when I've kept my vulnerability to myself. If I put on a false face to gain other people's acceptance, how can anyone be trusted when they like the inauthentic me I keep giving them ? Playing a game of I make you like me keeps us from trusting yet we are worth the company and trust we crave! .

    I trust myself now. It was little steps of kept self-promises, peeks of the real me to strangers on IG, and I came to see that I was reliable and pretty cool. And for these efforts, my anxieties have decreased immensely as I am the real me telling the truth to myself and checking for my happiness all the time now.

    #challenge #taleswithfriends ##trust #liveauthentically #writer #selftrust
  • hirondelle__rousselinelong way you've came, but here you are -powerful and beautiful as never πŸ’›
  • shalaghhoganAw shucks @thesoulinbloom Graciel. Thank you!
  • shalaghhoganπŸ’šπŸŒΈπŸ’šπŸŒΈπŸ’š …@saffronandsuitcases Ruth.
  • shalaghhogan@siripaulson Thank you!
  • shalaghhoganThank you @todorf !
  • shalaghhoganI'll try not to @tara_bradford ! Thank you dear one.
  • shalaghhoganSuch concerted effort @fiery_jennyrose and we'll worth it!
  • dena.clayton.771Your words and the depth of your self-exploraion hold much resonance, Shalagh. ~ (And, a surface comment on this delightfully quirky photo: the doll's position puts me in mind of the many times I've relaxed in hot tubs. In this instance, perhaps a Crayola hot tub?) β™‘
  • teandpaperLove your words! I'm learning too, to be and show my true self! You and other brace women here on IG are playing a great role in this process πŸ™πŸ»
  • coloronblockL O V E @alienmonoworks
  • shalaghhoganI am so very glad you get me @dena.clayton.771 . I'm not much for baths but I like the thought of bathing in creativity.
  • shalaghhoganThe battle to be what you think others would like you to be @teandpaper is exhausting and is never winnable. I'm glad I can give you what was given to me.
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  • shalaghhogan@claireylove . Caption?
  • claireyloveFeeling outta wax? Sensory depravation?
  • shalaghhoganHere it is @the_intrepid_goddess Cheryl.
  • shalaghhogan@claireylove Feeling Outta Wax is Perfect!
  • the_intrepid_goddess@shalaghhogan love it!! Barbie looks so dreamy there in the color box 😁. I like your post on trust & self trust too.
  • shalaghhogan@the_intrepid_goddess dreamy is one interpretation. Stoned is another. Self-trust is a big issue for me. I will be doing another Soul Selfie challenge in May.
  • the_intrepid_goddessWell, I didn't like to say...you know, πŸ˜† A soul selfie challenge sounds interesting!!
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