Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I wish I had some sort of profound understanding of this concept. I never really thought about it until today, but trust weaves everything together just like distrust pulls apart even the tightest of threads.
Through trust children learn to walk because they know that if they take that risky step or two, there is safety in nearby arms. They raise their hands and answer questions in class because they trust the teacher will respond and the class won’t laugh. Then later in life they trust their friends and their lovers with their feelings, their dreams, their secrets.
In fact, maybe some form of trust is necessary for every bit of progress and happiness in life. Trust in others, trust in our own abilities to be okay even if no arms catch us and the floor appears fast and hard on the horizon.