trust yourself

I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
— barbara streisand

Today's post is going to be short and sweet because I woke up later than I intended, I spent time on other things, and I still want to get in some painting before the football raucous begins. 

Letter to another:

I don't know anything for you. 

I only know things for me. The things that I know for me I know because I follow my curiosity and because I have nurtured a trust in my inner wisdom.

Sometimes I forget that I don't know things for you and sometimes I try to tell you what you should or should not do. Maybe some of the things I know will be helpful to you. Maybe other things I know don't apply to you at all. I can't make that call. That is up to you to discern.

Then I am reminded because someone steps into my circle of exploration and tries to correct my path. Then I remember that I know what I know because I listen deeply to my body and spirit and I pursue what is best for me. Then I remember that I don't know anything for anyone else. 

If I have any message at all it is to learn to trust yourself. Stay curious. Explore. Play. Get quiet and listen to what your inner wisdom is speaking. Rinse and repeat. Maybe a choice will shift and change into a different choice because circumstances change, you change. Stay fluid and willing to evolve. 

That's it for today. Must go paint. 

"Trust Yourself"

Trust yourself,
Trust yourself to do the things that only you know best
Trust yourself
Trust yourself to do what's right and not be second-guessed
Don't trust me to show you beauty
When beauty may only turn to rust
If you need somebody you can trust, trust yourself.

Trust yourself
Trust yourself to know the way that will prove true in the end
Trust yourself
Trust yourself to find the path where there is no if and when
Don't trust me to show you the truth
When the truth may only be ashes and dust
If you want somebody you can trust, trust yourself.

Well, you're on your own, you always were
In a land of wolves and thieves
Don't put your hope in ungodly man
Or be a slave to what somebody else believes.

Trust yourself
And you won't be disappointed when vain people let you down
Trust yourself
And look not for answers where no answers can be found
Don't trust me to show you love
When my love may be only lust
If you want somebody you can trust, trust yourself.

You, you got to trust yourself ....