Trust is not opposite to reason. It is supported and requires ultimately to be borne-out by experience. When exploited or abused time after time it gives way to and is replaced by doubt. Then there is anxiety all around and a dire need for a sense of control. It is agonizing to have to depend on somebody that you’ve lost or haven’t any trust in.

Our actions leave their imprint and we must be mindful of keeping the trust – be it of our child, spouse, friend, or colleague. Keeping the trust is about constancy, dependability, and instilling assurance and calm. It is about drawing out the best, encouraging initiative and independence, and enabling the other to realize his potential. It is about dealing with fairness, acknowledging goodness and contribution, and readiness to take responsibility. It is about being able to sense and understand the point of view of the other.

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