We do not know whom to trust-- so we trust ourselves to deal with betrayal of trust. And, listening to our inner guides, step into the day. The key to trusting ourselves lies in communing with ourselves. When we "return to the source," we are returning to ourselves. WE are the source of who we are! In seeking "the face that was ours before we were born," and living out of our Original Nature, in each situation as it arises, we live with sincerity and authenticity, meeting the moment in search of what is being called for, and responding with the best we have to offer, moment-by-moment-by-moment. We make our best guess (Call it "judgment," if you like) about what to do based on the information available to us at the time and let that be that. We make adjustments as necessary and step into the next moment-- trusting ourselves to see and do what is called for throughout all of the times and places of our life. We dispel fear and anxiety by trusting ourselves to deal appropriately with each situation, including the situations arising from being wrong with our response in any situation. We have what it takes to meet what meets us in a day. Every day. If you are going to take anything on faith, let it be that, and step into the day!
Being smart doesn't mean you know what's worth going to hell for. That knowledge is there for everyone who has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart that knows what's what. Knowing what's what is all we need to know. And that is the first thing that goes in this culture. This culture is grounded on someone else being the authority over our life. "What would Jesus do?" The one thing Jesus would never do is wonder what someone else would do. He did not pause to think, "What would Moses do?" "What would Elijah do?" "What would Abraham do?" Jesus just did what needed to be done in the moment of its arising. He knew if we think too much about anything, the time for doing it is long past before we act. Jesus said, "Why don't you decide for yourselves what is right?" That's what Jesus would do! Decide for himself what is right! We have to become the authority determinng what we do in each situation, moment-by-moment-by-moment. And if we are wrong, we learn from the error and decide for ourselves what to do about it. Where do we go to commune with ourselves? How often do we go there? How long do we stay? Who would be the authority over our life? Who would tell us what to do when? Who is interfering with our responsibility for knowing what's what? Stay away from those people! Find some new friends, or relatives. Decide for yourself what is right-- but not because I say so. Because you know so. And, if you don't know that you know so, go commune with yourself and see what yourself has to say about what's what and whose judgment you can trust.