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A Great Opportunity for Personal Growth and Healing
on January 8, 2011
In "Daring to Trust" Dave Richo once again shares his "matter of fact" words to break down trust into its most basic components: the "Trust" we give to others (that is conditional, based on their behavior) and our "Trustworthiness" (that which we practice giving unconditionally to everyone.) Reading this was another one of those wonderful paradoxical experiences. I was like, "Of course! How could it be any other way!" Yet deep inside of me I knew I had known this all along.
The first part of the book deals with trust in relationships. Then I got to the chapter on "Trusting Ourselves" and "Wow!" That triggered some deep fear inside of me. Initially I thought what I was feeling was something about myself that I was afraid to see. I felt so terrified I was doing everything I could to avoid feeling that fear. But as I practiced what Dave suggests in the book, just sitting there being with the feeling, I noticed a shift in my awareness. What I was feeling was "the fear of fear." I was in a panic, and the more I sat with it, the more I was able to follow it back. The fear was a childhood fear of getting into trouble, of not being good enough, of not being loveable just the way I am. I sat there reliving that feeling of how I didn't believe in myself; seeing how my childhood had reinforced that experience. I just sat there holding that little boy inside of me. Knowing in this moment that I have always been loveable just the way I am. That experience helped me to further reaffirm that I can trust my feelings and that I can trust myself.
I've found my journey with Dave Richo to be an extremely healing one, and "Daring to Trust" is just the latest chapter for me. I highly recommend this and his other books to those who wish to heal. After reading Dave's introduction to "Daring to Trust" and hearing his personal journey I knew I had to read this book. But don't take my word for it. Go click on "Look Inside!" and read the introduction for yourself. That's Dave Richo at his finest. Sharing his wisdom with all of us.