Brené Brown says “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” Learning to trust yourself is one of the great kindnesses you can give yourself. It engenders deep knowing and confidence. Sharing your real self builds intimacy, kindness, and deep abiding love. It is the ultimate offering of trust to present yourself wholly real and vulnerable to another. Trusting yourself is the first step in learning to trust others.