Reliance - Without It What Becomes Of Our Life . . . ?

Reliance what does this mean to us in our life. Is it a word we could use to describe ourselves? What does it mean, and mean to us?

Are we reliable, trustworthy, someone on whom people can depend? Or are we the reverse, irresponsible, irregular, unstable, someone whose intentions are unsure?

And what in life do we rely upon? Our friends or family, our boss or colleagues, whom can we really rely upon when the going gets tough?

And can we depend upon ourselves? Do we trust ourselves? Are we honest, responsible, faithful, predictable, unfailing in our life and the things that we do?

If we were our friend, would we want to rely upon us in time of need? Hopefully, yes, but if not why not? And are we willing to do something about this (unsatisfactory) situation?

Being reliable, dependable and trustworthy needs to be a part of our everyday life. But this is a responsibility and that that comes tension and pressures and other emotions to cope with. These can add anxiety and further burdens to otherwise pressurized lives. We need to quickly put 'our' house in order. To put things into perspective for ourselves, and the people around us, we will question and ponder, think and reassess - what we do, who we are, our tensions and anxieties, ourselves. At times like these words about reliance can be very powerful - healing, soothing, comforting, relaxing . . .

The power of words . . .

As we read we can let the words gently flow over us. We can let the words quietly be spoken to us in there own sweet way. We can let ourselves open to the thoughts and their meanings, the ideas and their origin, the phrases and the understandings that they have ready for us. Ready for us to assimilate and take on board. If we let them filter through and allow the words their power to move and rejuvenate. If we let ourselves be uplifted and filled with their sometimes hidden insights. Let them gently and slowly impact on our lives as we read - and in the future when we recall their meaning for us.

I hope this reliance page will do this and more. I hope this example will help to express life in an insightful, penetrating but easy to read manner. And help us to question the lives we lead and the manner in which we live them.

Reliance should be a big thing we do trust
without confidence, conviction, assurance how can we adjust
to the changing environment within which we do find
ourselves, give credit to what is enshrined

In your value system upon which life is based
if you don't have one do not waste
any time putting together your values or principles
into a coherent whole which can cover many an angle

Of life that each day you may well meet
don't be in the quick sand of life above your feet
wondering how to handle this or that situation
without a clue of what to do into the bargain

When you can see others know how to handle
things that you find difficult and may seek their council
but be assured the shoe can be on the other foot
and your friend wallows while you go forward hotfoot

And onto other things about which you are more confident
let these be the foundation for the value system you should adopt
while at first you should be flexible in the way you choose
but with experience this will support you and not confuse

You and leave you feeling hung out to dry
with your system in place you will be able to say goodbye
to situations you were not certain how to cope with
you'll have the confidence and support to tackle life forthwith.

Are you someone in whom you would trust
for if not how can others with themselves entrust
their feelings and life when the time does come
you need to be dependable, responsible, but not random

In nature, unreliable and hard to read
with questionable motives and likely to impede
a happy, trusting, dependable ongoing relationship
a drain on resources and with whom hard to maintain a real friendship.

Can I rely upon you
can I rely upon me
my problem is not new
but can we agree

That the need to be able to trust
of importance to our affairs is the sense of reliance
we have to have lest we need adjust
to trying to succeed where there is a lack of assurance

For then where can we go
what will happen and what is to be done
our friendship needs to grow
trust in each other being our last bastion

And then we'll be on an upward climb
our fortunes uplifted
we'll need to make the most of our time
our life experience boosted.

All best,

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