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What is Trust?

Last night my son was talking about how, in theory, communism is a great thing. Everyone has a role to play, and everyone has all their needs met. Then he said that for it to work, you must trust that all the others in the community will do their part.

This short conversation got me thinking about what trust is. There are so many definitions; it is both a verb and a noun. It is both something we give and receive. It is something that can be broken and healed. It is something that can be lost and gained.

Below are a few definitions of trust from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

· assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.

· a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another.

· a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship.

· to be confident.

So, over the next few days, I will dig into what it means to trust, what it means to trust the universe or God, to trust the process, to trust others, and to trust yourself.

There is a lot to consider regarding trust, so buckle up, buttercup, and let’s go for this exploration of trust together.


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