Guest Blog by Shawna G.
The Truth Fears No Investigation.
A simple phrase that says it all, a phrase I have lived by for more years than I can count. We all have a story to tell. Some joyous and some life altering. No matter what we go through, people and circumstances fall into our lives for a reason. It’s how you choose to deal with the lessons that are in front of you. These are the lessons that shape and mold us. I too have some hard knocks under my belt. Lessons that have taken a minute to sink in and lessons still to be learned. Growth…. Just when u THINK you know, you don’t.
It was a year ago this October that I first met the boys from Trust No One… At first when they came in and handed us hats, which I promised to wear all weekend , and did …. I just thought “cool saying, it falls right in line with truth fears no investigation ". After all I had been through over the last 2 yrs, divorce from a abusive drug addict, getting screwed on a house I was to buy, having my brother, who’s a drug addict, going back to prison for his 3rd 10 year vacation, I was just done. My now husband was also in prison during this time… so, Trust No One, was exactly how I felt. But I was only seeing it as TNO, screw everyone! Then the next day I read their creed.
I took a picture of it and sent it to my husband. It hit home. It softened that hard mode of thinking I had been accustomed to using over the last couple years. Arm's distance; that’s what people got from me. For me, it made me stop and think. It all fits me to a 'T'. I’ve been dragged through the mud, and it took me a long time to realize it’s not my issue, it’s theirs. I sent the creed to my brother, who now has it hanging on his wall in his cell. It’s funny how something so simple as reading the creed can turn everything around.
I had been struggling for over a year as to whether or not to reach out to my brother. Thanks to my husband reminding me I only had one brother, and Trust No One, I finally did. I had to remember it’s not between me and him, but him alone. He was the one who did what he did to our family. Wear the noose of anger too long it will choke you out!
Everything else in life is just that. Everything else. Learn to find yourself everyday. This creed has changed my way of thinking In so many ways. Something I believe in 110%. They have reminded me to find beauty even in the worst of disasters. When you change the way you view the world, the world around you changes. It took me along time to grasp that. Trust must be earned not taken. In the end it’s just you. Always be true to who you are, ALWAYS TRUST yourself, TRUST NO ONE, and the rest will fall into place. I wear my reminder every day across my hands. “Trust No 1”.
Dual saying: Trust No One & Trust No 1. Thanks guys for reminding me that no matter how much I’ve been beaten down, it’s between them and whatever god they believe in. Don’t stop being who I am! Thank you for adding to my book of lessons.
I’ll be forever grateful……