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The Trust Mission


Mission 3: Trust. Does it sometimes feel difficult to hold onto a feeling of trust in life? We often start with a good idea, intention or hope and then doubt starts to set in. Today’s mission is to find some quiet time to think about how you can build a healthy relationship with both trust and doubt. Could humor, play, nature, music or friends help to build resiliency when doubt arises in life? Try finding something in your everyday life (like a picture, a poem or quote) that you can return to when you need to be reminded of the transience of doubt when you hit a rough patch in the road.

CARD 05 TRUST (wildflower): Can you feel gratitude even when things go wrong? In a difficult situation, what happens if you trust you will be taken care of and allow a resolution to emerge?

Notes from the artist: I wasn't sure what kind of flower this was, and it was very small. The blooms of this plant were probably less than 1/4” in diameter. I remember thinking about how overlooked the plant was -- it had been living in my garden all these years and this was the first time I really saw it. I felt it must have a trust in the universe to keep coming back. When I wrote the word TRUST for the first time, it felt spatially off so I erased it and rewrote it where it seemed to fit better. The palimpsest quality of the original writing seemed to embody this idea that trust can be a very hard feeling to hold onto and that maybe we just need to be comfortable with the fact that it is something that may always come and go, continually moving in and out of our reach.

In my notes on this flower drawing, I left two notes: 

 
I WANT TO TRUST IN THE GOODNESS OF YOU, MYSELF, THE WORLD AND THE UNIVERSE TOO.
— from my notebook, 10 April 2015
YOU MUST TRUST AND BELIEVE IN PEOPLE, OR LIFE BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE.
— ANTON CHECKHOV
 
Earlier Event: February 9
The Friendship Mission
Later Event: February 14
The Harmony/Balance Mission