The trust I would like to address is personal. I/we hold trust in a high place because when it is absent we fear there will be no decency, no moral compass or law to direct another's actions toward us. Trust appears to rely on my/our beliefs.
My trust in the voting system was eroded this year. My trust in our government to be held accountable for treaties signed with Native American tribes was eroded, my trust in how easily Trump can dispense with the EPA, and over rule health for money erodes my belief that government is for the people. But I see how much our government is pro-business rather than pro-people. My beliefs are crumbling, perhaps that is good because they were not based on any deep personal experience.
Many people believe in a higher power "saving" us, a messiah. I don't. I believe that we are the essence of that higher power and it is up to us to act and speak from that place. However, it must be a deep personal belief in order for me/us to stand in that power. I am truly awed by Donald Trumps ability to stand in that place of power but I don't believe that he has the public's interest in his heart. So does this belief weaken me? Is my own belief strong enough to hold him accountable or does my belief say he already has too much power over me/us and what we do will be over ruled?
My beliefs have been shaken personally as well after agreeing to share my home, for a price, with a woman who is deaf and mute. I had not had a friendship or even a business connection with someone who was deaf/mute. I didn't know I held beliefs about this group of people but I see that I did. I believed she had had a hard life and therefore had much empathy for others because of it. I believed she would be honest and yet she stole a check from my desk and fraudulently signed my name giving herself $1500. My belief clouded my ability to see her.
I believed this fraud could be easily proved and my bank would be there to help in every way. I found out I needed to know the questions to ask in order to get my needs met. Now, I must believe the police will do what needs to be done to support me. The Detective helping me had to pressure me to see if I believed this woman should be punished for this offence, or did I just want my money back? Would I show up if they prosecuted her?
Many of these beliefs had not risen before, I didn't know I harboured them. I now see how much my ability to trust lies in what I believe and I'd best become more aware of what my invisible beliefs are.
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