Trust: How do You Know Who Or What to Trust?

Spirituality in Reality leads you to a place of questioning… which in turn leads us to explore: who or what do I trust?

Do you trust your boss? Do you trust your friend? Do you trust your spouse? Do you trust the health food shop? Do you trust what you read? Do you trust people when they say things you don’t agree with? Do you trust yourself?

Trust is something so precious, one can say it’s often more important than love.

  • To give trust is a powerful gift to anyone.
  • To have trust betrayed is one of the most shattering experiences of all life.

So, does spirituality in reality help you to trust people more? Short answer is yes.

Lets examine why:

  1. Spirituality in reality hones your intuition because it teaches you how to cut through the fog of the day and stay in touch with that key aspect of your inner compass. So, that’s a plus for all of life.
  2. Spirituality in reality discards verbal conversation as the primary determination of trust. People make all sorts of promises themselves and others then break them. So words are a poor basis for trust. Spirituality in reality cuts through the duality of conversation and asks for deeper evidence. This starts with feeling it before believing it, and spirituality in reality calms the inner world because one cannot feel things if the inner world is in turmoil.
  3. Spirituality in reality cuts through the modern languages of emotion, marketing, feel good rhetoric at any time in order to create a grounded non judgemental centred place of listening. This is the learning mindset and the learning mindset is the key to self and other examination, in which truth can be heard.
  4. Spirituality in reality allows you to discern between your body’s feel good wishes, your ego’s be right issues (the major cause of trust misinterpretation) and the spirit (trust everybody naivety) to a place of complete objective reality from which trust can be built and rhetoric discerned. A person who lacks this position will be forever mystified and in doubt because they cannot separate their own suspicions and those that are justified by other’s behaviour.
  5. Spirituality in realty does not confuse the ambitions of: commercial, career, family, relationship, security, reputation and shame prevention with truth. Making life more transparent is the mission of spirituality in reality so that one is not trapped in the shallow surface of interpretation taking everything at face value. Spirituality in reality demonstrates that life is more profoundly beautiful than that.
  6. Spirituality in reality promotes self reliance which, at the end of the day, is the greatest key to trusting self and others. Self reliance does not mean independence or emotionless stories but rather a trust that irrespective of what happens, all will be ok. This is sometimes mistaken for positive thinking which is the cause of depression and failure. It is however, optimistic because it is based on realism rather than fanaticism.
  7. Finally, spirituality in reality is a magnificent placebo. Placebo is a word meaning belief, and to believe that the world, in all its reality is beautiful, trustable and predictable is profoundly life affirming. Good things happen to those who affirm good things and to believe that there is absolutely perfect order in the chaos is, after all, the belief that creation, nature, life, people and you are all operating within a framework of highly anticipatable, predictable and balanced existence, underwritten by the simple belief that beauty and love exists in all things no matter how hard or emotionally taxing life becomes.

Conclusion:

Trust is possible when you know what to trust. If you trust words, appearances, promises, ideas, thoughts … you are trusting something incredibly vulnerable to change and misinterpretation. There is more to trust in both interpersonal communication and in business life. To understand this one must take a journey, a journey to wonder and explore the myths of transient idealism, promises and hopes built on emotional soft sand, until you find the concrete, the granite, the grounded, beautiful understanding of nature, human nature and therefore creation. It is, after all, one thing not three.