Trust is often just assumed and not often thought about, But what is trust?

Trust is the assumed belief in another or in a situation. When we trust, we trust in our constructed (emotionally and/or logically) image of the the other person or a situation. Society can’t work without trust. If everything had to be evaluated, and everything was seen as untrustworthy, what could you do? If there were no people or situations you could trust, you would either be paralyzed and unable to act, or acting in such fear that the outcome could not be guaranteed. Fear is the opposite of trust.

When we put our money in a bank, we trust that the money will be there. It’s seen as low risk. When we put our money under the control of a financial advisor, it may be seen as more risky – that person may use your funds for his or her purposes. Con artists rely on trust to get investments. Someone perceived as a con artist is seen as high risk.

We trust that the food we buy is safe to eat and not poisonous. We trust that most people will follow the tules of the road and stop at red lights. We have a (mostly) agreed upon set of rules for society that we can (mostly) trust, and this trust allows us to turn our attention to many other things that we could not consider if we were constantly testing our environment to see if it is safe.

Spiritually speaking, our trust is in an image or an idea that we have made. If our trust is only in our bodies/minds/egos, then we have little trust in the spiritual, despite any (mostly) agreed upon rules of society or religion. We each have to decide upon the idea of spirituality and how much trust we have.

If you can trust that you are spirit, and not body, then the world cannot be fearful.


The show replay is here: