Trust is having faith, hope and a positive outlook. Trust is believing in someone or something. We have confidence that the right thing will come about without trying to control it or make it happen. We trust others to do what they say they will do, and give them the space to be trustworthy. Sometimes it is difficult to trust when life brings painful experiences. Trust is being sure, in the depths of our being, that there is some gift or learning in everything that happens. We move confidently with the flow of life, gathering strength from adversity. We know we are never alone.
In Family Life
The virtue of trust within a family manifests as a foundation of unwavering support, open communication, and a profound sense of reliability. It is demonstrated through family members’ confidence in one another, knowing they can rely on each other’s words and actions.
Trust means feeling safe to share vulnerabilities and fears, knowing they will be met with empathy and understanding. It is evident in the belief that family members have each other’s best interests at heart and will consistently honor their commitments and promises.
In a trusting family, there is mutual respect for privacy, and conflicts are resolved with empathy and fairness, strengthening the bonds of love and connection that define the family unit.
“Trust in the Lord and He will guide you aright. One who has this trust need fear nothing. He can be in perfect peace and happiness for he will be guided aright. ”
— Mahavagga 8:15;13 Hinduism
The Practice of Trust
- I maintain my hope.
- I do not nag others or try to control them.
- I believe there is some good in everything that happens.
- I allow trust to heal my fears.
- I am confident in my capacity for lifelong learning.
- I rely on Divine assistance.