Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Fear of Trusting...
Pistanthrophobia - The fear of trusting people/someone. Yes it has a name. My first thought was, “Wow the mere fact that a person exists with this phobia seems sad.” Then immediately after, I legitimately humbled myself with the realization that at different points in My Own life..I Too suffered from this. It’s a painful and lonely situation and sometimes betrayal is it’s predecessor.
As I have and always will profess...no negative can exist without a positive. On the downside of this existence one may think, “How can they have True friendships, or ever Really Love? How can they Ever feel at ease around another, .. ever exhale without fear of someone else inhaling the Last Bit of Oxygen?” Extreme? Yes, perhaps so. But we Must remember that we all are students in life. With That being said, some of the harshest lessons are the ones that set our personal molds, shaping us into who we now are...hence, the upside.
So as we are suffering through the state of this six syllable phobia, we Must recognize that there most definitely IS a light at the end of the tunnel. But in order to reach it we must allow ourselves time to heal but Not dwell there, realize that Not Everyone who comes into our lives Will hurt or disappoint us, and acknowledge that pain has the ability to metamorphose to strength in the end which is what we call Resilience. And THAT my friends is a wonderful state of being :)