Cultivating an attitude of trust
When we practice Mindfulness, we can intentionally cultivate one of seven foundational attitudes. This month we’ll explore Trust. A good place to start when cultivating a greater sense of trust within yourself is to begin with your own body.
Interoception and proprioception involve our ability to sense what’s going on in our body and where it is in space. These attributes are improved with mindfulness, meditation and reflection.
The quiet reliance we have that the next breath will come, the nerves will fire, and your senses will calibrate; this awareness is foundational. These things we can count on. Trust begins.
We can develop and nurture a deep sense of knowing that if we just give ourselves the space to take a deep breath, then our minds will make more skillful decisions. Confidence, self-compassion, resilience, and trust will increase.
When our ability to trust ourselves increases we are more able to discern accurately and trust others.
Here’s a beautiful Poem by John Roedel, about the conversations we have within our Body/Mind/Spirit.
Lisa Wellington is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher who writes about integrative practices that downshift stress, increase insight, and jumpstart joy.
She is best known for her work with law enforcement professionals as well as those challenged by housing instability and addiction. Trained in the Fine Arts at Washington State University, she specializes in group training that engages participants’ inherent creativity.
If she is not under a stack of books about psychology and spirituality, she can be found at a Puget Sound beach or nearby trail, always searching for the absurd, which is her superpower.