“TRUST” by Michael Jackson

TRUST ~Michael Jackson, from Dancing The Dream, published 1992

“As I was feeding squirrels in the park, I noticed a small one that didn’t seem to trust me. While the others came close enough to eat out of my hand, he kept his distance. I threw a peanut his way. He edged up, grabbed it nervously, and ran off.

Next time he must have felt less afraid, because he came a little closer. The safer he felt, the more he trusted me. Finally he sat right at my feet, as bold as any squirrel clamoring for the next peanut.

Trust is like that – it always seems to come down to trusting in yourself. Others can’t overcome fear for you; you have to do it on your own. It’s hard, because fear and doubt hold on tight. We are afraid of being rejected, of being hurt once more. So we keep a safe distance. We think separating ourselves from others will protect us, but that doesn’t work, either. It leaves us feeling alone and unloved.

Trusting yourself begins by recognizing that it’s okay to be afraid. Having fear is not the problem, because everyone feels anxious and insecure sometimes. The problem is not being honest enough to admit your fear. Whenever I accept my own doubt and insecurity, I’m more open to other people. The deeper I go into myself, the stronger I become, because I realize that my real self is much bigger than any fear.

In accepting yourself completely, trust becomes complete. There is no longer any separation between people, because there is no longer any separation inside.

In the space where fear used to live, love is allowed to grow.”

3 Responses to ““TRUST” by Michael Jackson”

  1. michaels heart was like the sunshine in the morning, an early morning rain, nature and all its beauty, the love from which it came. he was light within the darkness, a shelter from the storm, in the cold a fire that would keep you safe and warm. you could travel the world over, never again to find, the love that lived in michael until the day he died.

  2. admin says:

    Theresa, your poem is so very beautiful! I believe that Michael was all that you say, AND STILL IS. Thank you for you eloquent comment!

  3. admin says:

    Cathy, your comment is very fitting for Michael and the whole tragic turn of events! I LOVE your comment about not realizing until the sunshine was gone that he was truly gone from us, and way too soon at that! It is so easy to take things and people in our lives for granted, as if they’ll always be there. Well, we know that MJ WILL always be with us, maybe more profoundly than ever. He promised! Thanks for your beautiful image of Michael as a gentleman and a big giver of love and inspiration. VERY TRUE! :D Sounds like you and I plan to keep Michaeling forever, as he will be forever in our hearts.

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