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The Courage to Trust

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Life requires courage, and it takes courage to trust. We can build trust and treat confidentiality as a spiritual practice. Brené Brown says we can create a vault---a safe place where we put things people have told us that we never share. Gossip merely creates a false sense of intimacy.

Past-president Barack Obama shared his thoughts and perspective to a group of young people called the Goalkeepers. He spoke of looking at the world and rejecting the notion that there are things we can't control. We have the opportunity to push for change, to contribute to something proactive and creative. We must reject pessimism and cynicism and keep up a relentless optimism.

We can trust the God-Presence within us, above all else. With It, we have the energy to maintain that relentless optimism.