This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
I'm trying to repair damage with a friend. I have forgiven them and moved past the hurt, but I don't trust them. Is this negative? Is this holding me back from moving forward?
People must earn your trust.
It is not something that you give freely.
Whether we are talking about your family, friends, or employees, to trust people blindly and implicitly is never a good decision, especially if they’ve shown you that they cannot be trusted.
If someone has not earned your trust, or has broken your trust in the past, you can love them for who they are, but ultimately you have to make a decision about whether or not you want to spend time with them and share your life with them.
The only way your friend can hold you back is if you make decisions based on what they think, rather than what you want.
If you find yourself caring more about what someone else thinks than what you think, you are holding yourself back.
Lastly, I want you to understand that if someone has broken your trust, chances are you’ve done the same thing to someone else and this situation is simply a mirror for you.
Remember you attract everything in your life from a place of who you are being, and to not take responsibility for part of the situation will only keep it alive and painful.
If you can see the truth in what happened, it will set you free.
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