Ten Things To Remember On Trust.

Here's total trust. That's Ari walking on a highline in Turkey. He's got a harness on. But still.

Here’s total trust. That’s Ari walking on a highline in Turkey. He’s got a harness on. But still.

Here’s a prayer on trust that my friend, Amy, wrote. She sent it to me and I modified it a bit for all of us.

I trust there is a plan even when I don’t know what it is.

I trust that the process is perfect no matter how it appears, and that my path is mine, no one else’s.

What is ultimately good for me can look bizarre but I still trust my journey.

I know that all is good–there are no mistakes.

I trust that I am watched over and that my heart is attached to G-d’s.

I need to remember that G-d smiles on me all the time.

I trust that whatever is completely overwhelming right now, whatever seems hopeless and wrong, will not last forever. At some point I will get a break; the right people will show up to enhance my journey and everyone and everything that is not for my highest good will drift away on their own.

I trust that I am exactly where I’m supposed to be today.

We came up with different acronyms. Mine is: Total Reliance on an Unknowable Sure Thing. What’s yours for TRUST? Send ’em in.

And I hope that whatever you are going through today, you can trust that it’s what you need to learn an important spiritual lesson.

More on high-lining here. This is not an endorsement. What normal Jewish mother would encourage her kid to high-line? But acceptance doesn’t mean you like something. It just is and you recognize it.

Look how tiny the people look down below. Then again, don't.

Look how tiny the people look down below. Then again, don’t.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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6 Responses to Ten Things To Remember On Trust.

  1. That’s right. Don’t look down. Eeeeeeeeeeee.

  2. Rhonda Blender says:

    Dear Diana-
    I really like this ALOT. It’s really meaningful to me. Thank you. Rhonda

    • dianabletter says:

      Hi Rhonda, I like it when what’s meaningful for me resonates with friends like you! Thank you for writing.

  3. Love Amy words of trust. Thanks for sharing them, Diana. Truth . Revealed . Under . Testing . Holding-Onto-The-Hand-of-God. Okay, so I stretched the “H” a bit. 🙂

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