At my workshops, I emphasize how critical it is to develop self-trust. When you trust yourself, you are more likely to take risks, and this is an essential quality for falling in love. The converse is also true; if you don't trust yourself, you won't act on your big dreams, which may be to meet your soulmate and live happily ever after.
We can deepen or increase this quality in ourselves by putting the proverbial stake in the ground and committing to act on something that matters to us, even when the outcome is not guaranteed.
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Here are a few things I know about beliefs. If you don't believe in yourself, it's hard for others to. Often, there is no evidence that your dream is a good idea. But when you believe in it and act on it, you can make it happen. 5 Steps To Self-Love & Happiness [EXPERT]
Our beliefs are never neutral. They either move us forward or hold us back and we choose what we believe. If you can learn to believe in someone or something simply because it matters to you, even when there are no promises or assurances that it will occur, and then act on what you believe, miracles often show up especially when we fall hard for someone.
After a lifetime of working on myself, I have made a profound discovery. I have become overly self-sufficient. I trust and believe in myself, but there is something bigger, better and more delicious available and sometimes, my need to be overly independent can compromise that. I am suggesting that there is more to life than trusting ourselves.
I have come to realize that life can become easier, more gentle, rewarding and fulfilling when I don't have to know all the answers or assume I have to do everything myself, which leads me to faith. Faith is different than trust and belief and I am newly writing about this as I explore, discover and create a powerful new relationship with this extraordinary ally.
Faith is present whether I choose it or not but as I believe in it, miracles occur and love happens. And much like a compassionate parent, faith continues to be present, regardless of how I act toward it. How Your Doubts Can Fuel Your Dreams
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As I open and surrender into a more relaxed state in my love life, I sense that I am held and loved by something much bigger and more profound then myself — something ever-present. As I get quiet and empty, this fact becomes known to me ... we are never alone. I have to relax and know that love can and will happen if I trust in it. Sometimes, it's best to not force it, feel rushed or anxious and let it happen naturally.
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