Are we trusting of others? Are we trusting in ourselves?

Heaven does not micromanage. It is up to the individual to take up the task and perform it in the best possible way.

Asher Walden

There is something about this quote that makes me think about the level of trust we have in each other to discover what we need to, and to get the experience we need, to become more adept, more knowledgeable, more confident, more centered, wiser, and happier than just a moment ago.

We interfere with each other more often than we need to. We become the know-it-all, and once we get somewhere, we want and expect others to be there with us, whether or not they are ready, or even want to. Alas, we often stunt their growth, albeit with good intention of doing quite the opposite.

In our ability to step back and give another person space to take risks, to make mistakes, to create something different (maybe better), we gift that person the opportunity to take up the task and perform it in the best possible way.

Ironically, extending trust in others requires trust in ourselves. If Heaven extends it to us, it seems silly that we can’t do the same. The question is, what is it that makes us hover over others? Do we believe that we can do things better, faster? If so, does that expediency best serve everyone? Are we afraid of becoming irrelevant, or of relinquishing some sort of ownership? Will our identity suffer from letting go and letting others be who they are, where they are?

Does it allow others around us to blossom? Does it set us up for frustration or peace? Do we really get the credit we seek by micromanaging? Does it make us feel more mutually connected? What opportunities are we taking away from others by not giving them the independence to let emerge their own creativity or their own path? Do we believe that in some way it is kind to spell everything out? Why?

How do we feel micromanaged in our lives? How do we micromanage?

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