"To be trusted is a greater complement than being loved".
Trust is a foundation of human connection. It is a glue that holds people together, facilitates their connectedness and make them feel they are in-sync.
Trust is a very important part of a healthy relationship but something that many people struggle with.
It is the key ingredient to all human relationship including romantic, partnership, family life, business operations, politics and medical practises. Our body is designed to trust others. But our experiences seed mistrust. Mistrust is a valid response to past dis-appointments, lies, betrayal or any such issues. But it shouldn't drive our relationships. Also forcing our self not to mistrust can cause anxiety, fear, low self-esteem thereby causing us more harm.
The remedy is Empathy!. To trust others we must see their vulnerability too.
Understanding others does not mean letting them take you for granted. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting. It is just choosing to let go of resentment to eliminate your own suffering.
Legitimate mistrust is a natural self-protective mechanism, it helps you to avoid being hurt again. But constant trust issues - fear, doubt and suspicion can quickly turn into self-sabotaging.
"Meet the transient world with neither grasping nor fear. Trust the unfolding of life and you will attain true serenity." - As written in Bhagavad Gita.