Trust is everything in a relationship……without trust the relationship will never get on solid ground. We have many relationships in our lives….with family, with friends, with colleagues, and with customers…..all of them require trust as a foundation in order to flourish and grow. Sometimes we go looking for it and the truth is – trust is never out there. The soul essence that we call trust resides in each one of us. Trust is a decision. It is a reflection of what you believe about yourself, others, and life in general.
Trust doesn’t come with a guarantee of comfort. It is about being able to move forward in faith because you trust, not because there is necessarily any evidence to support your trust, but rather it is a knowing that can only come about when you love yourself enough to trust you……and with that power you can trust others. Trust is about being able to do the hard work without losing sight of why you are doing it. Trust is not blind faith that you will never be hurt but rather it is knowing that even if you are hurt, you will know what to do about it. The relationship of trust starts with you.
Iyanla Vanzant said “You cannot realize the meaningful fruits of a commitment or an agreement if you do not have trust. Trust is the belief that you will do what you say you will do, regardless of what anyone else is doing. This does not mean that you should not expect other people to honour their word. Trust, as the foundation of any relationship, means knowing what you know about yourself, being willing to share that information with the other people involved and believing that what you know about yourself can and will get you through whatever happens. When you don’t trust yourself, how can you expect to trust someone else.”