When it comes to trust, not all relationships are at the same level. Based on the context of the given relationship – professional, personal, family, social – each one can experience a different level of trust.
Here are a few basics to get through to deepen your level of trust in every relationship :
- Trust is Believing – Life is reasonably safe and you have ways of coping with the parts that aren’t safe.
- Trust is both a Verb & Noun – It’s something you create, as much as it’s something you experience.
- Trust is a Gift – You can’t buy it, bargain for it, or manipulate anyone for it. You give trust or you don’t. Because trust is a gift, it’s possible to give trust to someone who is unworthy of the gift and to withhold your gift of trust from someone who is worthy of it.
- Trust is like a Baby – While fragile, it’s also extremely resilient, and so when trust is lost, it’s not lost forever. It can be rebuilt, and sometimes it grows back twice as strong.
- Life Without Trust is Impossible – Like breathing, trusting is something you naturally do. In fact, it’s impossible to experience life without trust. Every day, you must trust (whether or not you’re aware of it). You trust the ground to stay still, other drivers to stay on their side of the road, the sun to rise, and the chair legs to support you. The reality is that living without trust is impossible.
- Trust is Heartbeat of Love Relationship – Trust is one of the gifts we share in relationships, when it comes to love relationships, the holy grail is to be able to give and receive the highest amounts of trust with one partner who is worthy of it.
- Trust is not Static, it is dynamic energy – One thing that makes the concept of trust so troubling for many is the misguided idea that trust is a static, rigid, or concrete thing. I don’t believe this is accurate. Instead, I’ve found it more useful to think of trust as a dynamic current, like electricity.
- Trust never Dies, we Simply Disconnect from it – Think of trust a sore-existing condition (like electricity), you realise it never ceases, you are either connected with the condition of trust or disconnected from it. The reason why we connect or disconnect from trust has to be with whether or not our criterion for trust has been met.