Trust and the illusion of control

“Cat Nap” by Tamara Magnitsky

Look at that Raccoon in the picture! A “wild thing” able to Trust enough to nap along side Tamara’s kitties and even able to Trust her as she took the photo. Somehow he/she was able to trust even those who might normally be trouble.

Trust – To expect with confidence. Belief that you can depend on another and allowing yourself to be vulnerable.

 What about you? Are you able to be vulnerable? Do you allow your self to depend on another?

January gets to the heart of the matter:

No control, anyway
by January Handl

Lean long into the swirling embrace
Of love
Offer up your heart, scarred and weary,
Yet still curious
About the capacities
Of the great mystery

Touch deeply the wounds
Of past adventures in connection
Release your expectations
Of pain
And worry apart the knot
Of fear
That keeps you tethered
To the known

Free your present moment
From past guilts’ grip
Or future’s hazy horizon
Allow the spiral of life
To hold you through
The encumbering routines
Of daily details
Toward the vaster
Buoyancy of the sea
Of love
In which you ever float

Align with your own best interests…
In the end you have no control, anyway

Yes, in the end we have little control anyway however opening up and allowing for trust will make sweet treasures ever available to us.

Trust the world will support you.

Trust your instincts.

Trust your friends and neighbors.


“Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware.”  ~David Armistead


That raccoon was able to do it, and found company for his/her nap. What will be yours when you do it?

Tell us in a comment how you will be trusting this week!


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

Tamara Magnitsky, a child of the wild blue yonder,
has been an ardent student and advocate for poetry, photography and excellence in general.
She is the mother of a 6 year old daughter and a beloved wife.
She can be found most days.

Bio written by Cary Brosius ~Tamara’s husband  🙂


January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently the Director/head teacher at Gazebo Park School, and lives at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. She lives simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

3 thoughts on “Trust and the illusion of control

  1. I trust my instincts, but there are very few people I really trust. My wife is one of them. My childhood has left me a pretty guarded person. I can see the value of trusting others. I’m just cautious about who I extend that trust to.

  2. I was so happy and fortunate to have a lovely weekend away. And then the week that followed that was tough. I’m taking “Trust the world will support you” with me into this new week. :o)

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