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Trust.

             Trust. It means, a firm belief in the reliability, truth or the ability of someone or something.
         
            A tiny word with a lot of weight, and  a lot of meaning, which in turn puts a lot of responsibility on that little word. Confused? Well,  it does confuse.
           It leaves me perplexed as to how, we  place  our trust in someone whom we have never met, nor foresee the possibility of meeting, ever.  How, we entrust someone, living miles away,  with our deepest, darkest secrets, to be guarded till the end of time. How, we believe in the wisdom, the discretion, of people we have not  known for the  better part of our lives.

           So, what makes us trust  such a 'someone', such  a stranger?  And, what -- despite this 'strangeness', despite the huge physical distance separating us -- brings about  a bond, making them an integral part of our lives?
         Human psychology, that makes us reveal our good sides in sheer desperation to gain sympathy and trust? Or, something ethereal? Other-worldly?   Like, having known the person in some other life, which instantly brings us closer in this life, as well!?

        I would like to go with the latter. I believe, that the people from our past lives, with whom we shared a bond, meet us in our present lives, as well; thus, resulting in us sharing our feelings, opening our hearts and placing an unwavering trust in them. We may never meet, but, our souls meet, we vibe well, we gel well, and we trust well.

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* As part of a writing challenge by my mentor, I have written the above post without using any form of 'to be' (am, is, are, was, were, be, being). 
       
         
          

Comments

  1. Nice post about trust, Shilpa. Sounds challenging to write without the form of "to be" in it. Well done!

    I feel you and I have that trust and a bond, despite the huge distance between Canada and India. Here's to trust and friendship across the miles!

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    1. Right, Cat. I was thinking about you and a few of my net-pals when I wrote this post.

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  2. Very true Shilpa. Sometimes, there is no rhyme or reason why we trust one over the other. Why we can trust someone miles away, and not the one next door? Why we can trust someone we met a couple of weeks back, and not someone whom we have known for the most of our lives? When faced with such realities, I do believe that there is something that does bond people, something above time and distance, something beyond this life that we are living. :)

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    1. True, Shantala. I too believe in it. Especially, since the time I read the book, Many lives, many masters. Have you read it? DO read it if you haven't . It is too good.

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    2. Haven't read that one. Will check it out :)

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    3. Yeah, Shantala....do read it and let me know what you think about it. :)

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  3. Trust is an important and powerful word...Sometimes it takes ages to trust someone while at times we end up trusting unknown people...Strange are the ways of the heart I say..It decides on its own I guess

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  4. Trust is a powerful word and we instinctively trust people who we feel are connected to us somehow.

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    1. Yes, Sulekha, its the connection that makes the difference.

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  5. Nice post, Shilpa. We don't need a reason to trust sometimes. It happens. And it is beautiful and peaceful when it happens. :)

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    1. Thank you, Vinitha!
      True, we just trust someone sometimes for no reason. But, the best part comes when that person decides to stay...and, never leave.

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  6. It really is fascinating, isn't it? The internet has truly brought people from all corners of the world together, and trust is central to good relationships with them.

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    1. Yes, Laurel, the Internet sure has been the best invention of our times. I am so happy to have met some wonderful -people here, whom I could trust, just like that! :)

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  7. How synchronistic Shilpa as I was thinking this very thought recently, this weekend and/or yesterday about what you wrote...I quote you here, "...having known the person in some other life, which instantly brings us closer in this life...." I never believed in past lives until a few years ago when, well, I noticed/became aware of things and I believe this can certainly be one reason why we put our faith and trust in certain people, not always with success though. However, I am referring to "true blue friends" as you refer to! :) <3

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    1. :-) I am glad you agree with me here, Elly. It is those "true blue friends" who have always been with us, and that is the reason why we put our trust in them, our blind trust!

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