"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult lessons. That's because trust is not a verb; it's a noun. But what if the real problem is not that we can't trust other people; it's that we can't trust ourselves?" In this compelling volume, filled with illuminating and heartrendingly powerful stories of broken trust, betrayal, and triumph, Iyanla demonstrates why the four essential trusts--Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, and Trust in Life--are like oxygen: without them, none of us can survive. Mastering these four essential trusts requires both a process and a practice: Life gives you the process through your experiences; people provide you the opportunity to practice. Iyanla explores what trust really is and reveals why some of the most shocking trust violations offer us profound opportunities for personal growth and healing. Her pragmatic trust prescriptions--rooted in self-awareness, intuition, communication, and spiritual practice--will challenge you to face your deepest fears and free you to cultivate new levels of increased authenticity, greater resilience, renewed peace, and joy.