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Justin Lanning / Blog

Trust

Trust is having faith, hope and a positive outlook. Trust is believing is someone or something. We have confidence that the right thing will come about without trying to control it or make it happen. We trust others to do what they say they will do, and give them the space to be trustworthy. Sometimes it is difficult to trust when life brings painful experiences. Trust is being sure, in the depths of our being, that there is some gift or learning in everything that happens. We move confidently with the flow of life, gathering strength from adversity. We know we are never alone.

"Trust in the Lord and He will guide you aright. One who has this trust need fear nothing. He can be in perfect peace and happiness for he will be guided aright." Mahavagga 8:15:13. Hinduism

The Practice of Trust

I maintain my hope. I do not nag others or try to control them. I believe there is some good in everything that happens. I allow trust to heal my fears. I am confident in my capacity for lifelong learning. I rely on Divine assistance.

I am thankful for the gift of Trust.It renews my strength.

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved."

Meghan Hedge
Meghan Hedge  (over 2 years ago)

I go through a situation everyday, where "FRIENDSHIP" is FALSE where lies are told and I am put down EVERYDAY. It is a very very HARD thing to go through BUT I CONTINUE to remember the true beauty of your friendship. and I stay strong. ANGRY but strong I miss you J!

Fatima CW
Fatima CW  (over 2 years ago)

I loved what you wrote! You're beautiful on the outside and inside. These words have encouraged me! In our journey here on earth, we often lose heart. But God always puts people in our way to revive! And you are so amazing! I thank God for having known you, even online!

Meghan Hedge
Meghan Hedge  (over 2 years ago)

I think also TRUST has to be earned by people. I have faith hope and all but people have to earn my trust. espessially men but I mean as soon as trust has been proven to me i trust openly. there is so much i could say about this but i know ur busy so i try to not bother u too much.

There Are Things In Life That Happen For A Reason...

There are things in life that happen for a reason..

Or Is everything by chance? Is it all just chaos and are we destined to ruin? Is there some divine plan lurking behind every word and action? Could it lead us exactly to where we need to be? Breathe. Surrender. These words guide me to a deeper understanding. What I do know, is that I know nothing. What is a stone? What is a tree? What is a seed? One can say that it is cellular structure and atoms bouncing around at different vibratory speeds, but the truth is that we have no idea what a stone is.. Where a stone comes from... The essence of a stone is totally a mystery, like everything in this world. We are born to a mystery. Life is essentially what we make of it. Ultimately, we can choose to believe in chaos or purpose. The latter leads us to a sense of cause and effect, that our actions have a ripple effect, a consequence.

We, as a species, have been ignorant to the possibilities that surround us. The wars over religion, territory and power have encompassed the entire whole of the globe. One can only reason that there is something greater than ourselves out there in the cosmos. We are so small and seemingly insignificant.. Mother teresa said something to the effect that life is an ocean and that she was just a drop, but that one drop has some sphere of influence. A lot of people feel a vulnerability and a separation from the earth. There is no instructional booklet for the human, as one that comes with a computer.. We have to fail to find what works. We have to feel pain sometimes in order to grow.. It has been said that pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth. A touchstone is a stone that gold is rubbed upon to determine the purity of the gold, in a sense we are put to the touchstone of life and it determines our level of understanding and compassion. We can never really know the mysterious ways of the order that surely surrounds us. All we can know is that we are learning everyday. This is the school of life and we can start by humbling ourselves, to be deep enough to be shallow. To say, I don't really know anything, but I will never stop searching for the answers. I will strive to know myself, and therefore know others... Because at our core, we are all the same.. Atomic energies vibrating at different frequencies. To even begin to know another, one must know thyself. For by knowing oneself, we can be reborn again. We all have opportunities to repair, living organism that has the ability to repair itself at a cellular level.. What is the difference between a terminally ill patient that survives and one that does not? Choice. We all have a choice inside, to search the depths of our soul or to try and conquer the outside world. My heart tells me that we are closer than we think to something magical and otherworldly. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not real.

Meghan Hedge
Meghan Hedge  (over 2 years ago)

FUCKING BEAUTIFUL. THIS MADE ME CRY

Fatima CW
Fatima CW  (over 2 years ago)

There are things in life that really is a mystery. There really are things that happen in our lives that has no explanation. These are things that we have to go and nobody will do it for us. They are tests that will qualify us if we are of God or not and whether we become better people or not.Only God will reveal to us one day. We came to this world to be better people and and progress. Every day I learn more from my successes and my mistakes as well. And more and more I seek more knowledge and still not know everything. It takes perseverance and will power to continue the pursuit of excellence and the pursuit of my self-knowledge.

Meghan Hedge
Meghan Hedge  (over 2 years ago)

I keep re reading this... I believe things happen for a reason, however I also believe we ALL handle things differently. I also believe we ALL need to help each other through bad times. Things that keep on happening with me, well I HATE my responses, I HATE how I handle certain things like for instance I have become passive. I also try too damn much to think up BIG words or even just words I DO NOT USE. It is all about our INNER bodies (souls) surviving. And at difficult times we tend to do ANYTHING to survive. Thats just my beliefs.

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