- shalaghhogan💚Day 5 💚 Trust 💚 #Soul_selfie 💚For 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 💛
- shalaghhoganAw shucks @thesoulinbloom Graciel. Thank you!
- shalaghhogan💚🌸💚🌸💚 …@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?) ♡
- 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 🙏🏻
- 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.
- 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, 😆 A soul selfie challenge sounds interesting!!