The dictionary meaning of trust is firm belief in the reliability , truth or ability of
someone or something. The synonyms are belief, faith confidence reliance, conviction.
The true meaning runs much deeper. Trust is intangible and can be felt from the heart.
A child doesn't know the meaning of trust but when she holds her mother's little finger
she feels safe.
A mother has full faith in her upbringing and values imparted and hence trusts her child
that he will never let her down or stray on the wrong path.
An eloping lass has reposed her full trust in her Man that he will never betray her.
An employer trusts his honest employee and hands over the running of the business to
A devotee in a temple prays to God and trusts Him to find a way out though he has never
seen Him but has explicit faith in Him.
A patient in the operation theater trusts his surgeon whom he is not familiar with.
But trust is fragile and frangible. The receiver and giver of the trust, both have to be on
the same page. If scalding deceit creeps into anyone of the duo, the cup of trust breaks.
Trapeze artists in a circus have to trust their own reflexes as well as in the other artist.
They have an anchor net in case of a slip. Same is the case in real life.
A couple has to cement each brick of their home with trust. The long innings of
friendship go on mutual understanding and trust.
Trust is a key that unlocks many hearts and relationships. Beware !! Hand it over to the
Trust is a rope with myraid strands of love , belief, understanding and patience
intertwined to gain strength.
What happens when trust is broken?
Do you blame yourself for heaping trust on the person? Is Karma to be blamed? Or do you
console yourself that the other person is wronged and not you? Or you feel let down for
misjudging the other person? The questions are many but the answer or solution may be a
mirage on the horizon.
What does one do after the incident? Get up, dust off oneself and move ahead? The
incident may be hard to forget or even forgive? Should the other person be confronted ?
Can one trust the other person again? A lady can forgive her husband of infidelity but she
cannot have the same faith and confidence in him. A reformed convict will have a
shadow of distrust looming large over him.
Remember not to invest your trust blindly. At times follow your gut instinct. Never ever
break anyone's firm belief in you.
Readers, were you ever at the receiving end? Share your experiences.
I'm Writing Bravely For the Write Tribe Festival of Words - March 2019.