“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ―Maya Angelou
Trust can be a variety of things.
The dictionary lists “belief in the reliability” of someone or something. What that does not reveal is that there are many applications of trust: it starts in babies in intrinsic trust of parents or caregivers, perhaps even more when they hit object permanence. From whatever child level you pick, at some point you are a trusting, or not trusting, person.
You can trust a merchant – or not. You can trust your friends, although in varying degrees. You must trust your primary relationship, or it will die. You can trust your political leaders – or not. You can trust your faith to always come through for you – or not.
In how many movies have you heard the line, “You’re gonna have to trust somebody”?
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ---Ernest Hemingway
The difficulty with Trust is that when we’re doing it in any important way, it makes us vulnerable and fragile. A breach of trust can be devastating.
You are the only one in charge of your trust and how and when you offer it.