Change is inevitable and an opportunity to learn something new or try something that might be scary at first. Change is an opportunity to see what happens when we take a risk and put ourselves out there.
Flexibility is about responding to change without inappropriate attachments to your past. You lack self-trust if you are clinging to the past—clinging to what was and unable to accept what is. You become rigid/stiff instead of asking, "what can I learn from this unfamiliar situation?".
A mind that trusts itself is light on its feet, able to respond quickly to novelty because it is open to see. It sees things as they are rather than as they have been conditioned to be. The mind that trusts itself is fluid and flexible. It doesn't need to hold onto old beliefs or ideas because it trusts itself to adapt quickly to new situations.
A mind which lacks trust in itself will be cautious and overly cautious, unable to move past old patterns of behaviour, unable to take risks or try new things because it fears what might happen if it doesn't know exactly how things will turn out. A mind which lacks trust in itself will also tend towards rigidity and inflexibility: people who lack self-trust tend towards complacency and stagnation, which can lead them into a state of depression or even apathy if they don't consciously work against it by finding ways to trust themselves again.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!