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Trust Acting from Love in the Face of the Mess

Trust Acting from Love in the Face of the Mess

[A follow-up to How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy]

One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
– E.M. Forster

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Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.
– Georg Feuerstein

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You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough.
– Frank Crane

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Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
– Henri Nouwen

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Deciding whether or not to trust [yourself] is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter.
– Lemony Snicket

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Our distrust is very expensive.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I think we may safely trust a good deal more than we do.
– Henry David Thoreau

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Trust you own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own instead of someone else’s
– Billy Wilde

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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
– Golda Meir

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You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing.
– Robert Brault

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