Trust and Belief

There’s a space in my learning process between trust and belief.

Even as I come to believe that things are true, it often takes longer for belief to turn into practical trust.

This is how trust falls work: even with every reason to believe that everyone will be there, ready and able to catch me, I still have to do some internal wheeling and dealing before trusting myself to physics and friendship.

So, for example, I believe that going small and scaling influence is the best (maybe the only) way to go. Yet I still have an attachment to ideas of going big and trying to scale control.

As with the trust fall, the solution is to stay on the platform and face the tension. Climbing down won’t help build belief nearly as effectively as a quick step backwards — first into space, and then into the waiting arms.