23-041 Supported #6

Continuing with Principle #6 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Become an Inverse Paranoid”, I set my intention to ponder: “trust vs belief” …there is a difference albeit subtle.

For me, trusting means knowing something to be true because prior evidence of some kind has shown it to be true and therefore can be relied upon to be repeated. For instance, I trust that the sun will come up tomorrow. It’s done it before for millennia, so there’s an excellent chance it’s going to show up again tomorrow. While belief (again for me) is usually based more on a feeling or a sense without any real proof that said belief is true. For instance, I believe there is some form of life after death. I have no proof or hard evidence, it’s just something that feels true to me.

From DifferenceBetween.net, they offer a different perspective on both words: “When you are believing, it is just like you are expecting to earn something; but if you are trusting, you are surrendering all of yourself no matter what the outcome is – for the better or worse. However, without believing, you cannot reach the stage of trust. Belief is already halfway to trust. You only need to do it in action. If you don’t stop believing and hold firm in your convictions, the door of trust will open right before you.”

And from TimesofIndia they offer a story as a way to clarify the difference. It’s thought provoking.

So how about you? How would you define the difference? Do you find it easier to believe or to trust?

“‘Belief’ is the product of the mind,
while ‘trust’ is the product of
both the mind and heart.”



The Mandala Lady

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.

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