Some days ago, I was a little girl shaking and searching for a pill to calm my nerves, after I had just set foot inside the airport in Moscow. Thousands of questions overwhelmed my mind: Am I safe? Will everything go well? Will I be accepted in London after three years of absence? Will friends still remember me and like me the way they used to? Is accepting the help, care and love of people I am just getting to know right?
To all of these questions I only had one answer: I reminded myself that I always followed my heart. When we learn how to listen to and believe in ourselves, the heart reveals the right answers. My heart told me that it is ok to let go, to try, to trust. So I promised myself to let go off all expectations and, instead, to focus on giving my best, and remaining open to new possibilities.
The joy I felt when the plane landed was indescribable! A friend from university offered to have me stay at her home and was waiting for me. To my surprise she welcomed me like family. I had set myself on "giving mode", but to my surprise I was receiving more than ever. I thought about the three years we studied together but hadn't gotten to know each other enough, and of how afraid I had been back then to open my heart to others and expose my vulnerability; I had been afraid of being rejected for being different; I had been guarded because I had had an absence of trust.
Over the last two years, after a lot of traveling and getting to share my life with my partner and my cat, I finally discovered the benefits of trust: life is so much easier to live, so much more joyful and fun.
Video: A special time with Nina Mihalev, whilst she sung this wonderful piece of song.
We are social creatures and we need interaction because we are all one thing. We are a song; we breathe the same air and share the same sun. We came from the same place; we are all going to die - it's the cycle of life. It's all been created perfectly; this is why there is no reason to worry.
Nevertheless we continue to worry: feeling fear even thought we know that some things are out of our control.
Have you ever felt the irrational fear of telling someone how you feel about them? Especially when you’re in love! We fear doing or saying something that can push away the person we love, which means we don't trust the great intelligence that the universe is. We must understand that there is nothing to lose, only a lesson to learn! Life is soft and passionate like a tango.
Caption: My friend from university and I exploring London City.
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I learned trust with the help of people who loved me, but before they loved me, I took the "risk" to trust. And thanks to the fact that I am learning more and more how to not be afraid to trust, I've had experiences that are worth living for: like being in London and sharing life stories with exceptional human beings who inspire me to be better and to want to give more of myself.
Sharing is essential. Sharing is healthy and human. Give yourself an opportunity and trust someone or something today. Have you ever regretted not having trusted someone or something? What did you do about it? Do you trust now? I'd love to hear your story.
Tons of love,